What can I do to enforce stipulations within my divorce decree?
2 attorney answers
I'm not sure what mean when you say, "He has stopped paying child support to me directly." Is he alleging that he is paying indirectly? In any event, if the judgment is clear and unequivocal and he is capable of complying with the judgment then an action for contempt is surely the way to proceed. The complaint for contempt should set forth each provision of the judgment that he is not complying with. If you retain an attorney, the complaint should also ask for an award or reasonable attorney's fees and costs.
You should take your divorce papers to a family law attorney, and retain the attorney to file a motion for contempt against your ex-husband. The court will impose sanctions against him for failure to comply with the provisions of your divorce decree. You need to get a court order that will allow a direct draft from his bank account to get your support paid, since he has retired. You can get an award of attorney's fees in the contempt proceeding against your ex on account of his conduct.
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