I am ordered to pay permanent maintenance to my ex-wife of $1400 per month. My employer recently cut my pay approx $700 per month. This leaves me hard pressed to continue paying the $1400. Can I just pay what I can? Or do I need to pay money to go to court to ask for a modification? The maintenance order was made modifiable.
Thank you in advance.
You need to get back into court as soon as possible to get your maintenance order modified. Hey what you can in the meantime but you need a new court order as soon as possible.
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The sooner you get to a lawyer and file to lower your maintenance the sooner you will get relief. Until it is modified you ow the full amount.
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The full $1400 is due until such time as there is a court order setting a different amount. If it is truly impossible to pay the $1400, then pay as much of it as you can (but you will still be on the hook for the balance). You should retain an attorney and have something on file today if at all possible.
You will need to go into court to have the maintenance award modified. Until such time as a new court order is entered, the maintenance award will remain at $1400 per month. I would certainly recommend speaking to an attorney regarding the specific details of your situation and returning to court to request a modification as soon as possible.
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