If what you're receiving is "spousal support", and not repayment of your medical bills, loss of past earnings, etc., then it's taxable to you. Take the court's order to a tax preparer or accountant to make sure.
I agree with Richard, but that does not prevent you from suing him for assault and battery. I do both personal injury and family law.
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I agree with my colleagues. Consult a certified public accountant and a personal injury attorney.
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