My ex-husband refuses to provide updated pay stubs to produce a more accurate child support amount, mainly for him, as he has retired from the military. He has stopped paying child support to me directly. He hasn't produced records showing the life insurance amounts we each need to provide for our children. He currently is not providing dental insurance for them. I have full custody of our children. He has set days where he is suppose to pick them up. Half the time he doesn't pick them up. He doesn't communicate with me directly about the children. He passes information through them. I just want to ensure that he's providing for them as laid out in the divorce decree. We have 2 boys. He is suppose to provide medical/dental insurance for them. We each are to provide $100K for each son.
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.
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.
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