My ex attempted to get me to sign documents that said I would pay more alimony. When I didn't agree (all documented), she requested it anyway, by forging my name on notarized documents that she submitted to the court. It was approved by the court, as they were unaware of the forgery until I called. We went to court and she admitted to guilt, but the judge has yet to render a decision, whether he will push it forward to prosecutors. I would like to know the likelihood of prosecution and what are my civil options. This is a long-standing legacy of harassment, manipulation and deception. Thank you.
Wait for Judge to make a decision. If the Judge doesn’t refer it to the Prosecutor, you Could try contacting them yourself. If you incurred legal fees in this process, hopefully the Judge will order your ex to pay them. It’s probably not worth paying a lawyer to pursue this.
Thank you for your question. I can only imagine your frustration. Please note that the family court has the ability to impose sanctions on her for perpetrating a fraud upon the court, which the court should take as very serious. The sanction would be in addition to any counsel fees the court may require her to pay if you had to get an attorney. Also, there are not enough facts here to determine whether the court may impose as an intimate sanction termination of any alimony, particularly if it can be proven that her deception goes back to earlier proceedings before the court. Generally, the court does not refer these matters for criminal prosecution, and we do not practice criminal law so I cannot tell you whether her acts would meet the necessary factors under any specific criminal statute. Good luck, and make sure you confer with an experience family lawyer to discuss all of the circumstances in your matter.
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