I am a recently divorced mom who was married for 18 years. I have 4 children. I don't recieve any child support or alimony even though I was a stay at home mom throughout our marriage. My ex was laid off at the time of our divorce 2 years ago. He was earning over $300,000 and had earned over $200,000 for the prior 10 years. He is still claiming poverty. What can I do about it. Who is familiar with the Martinez court and can help me do a background check on my ex? Maybe a seek work order?
He has been working for the last two years but claims he is building a business and isn't earning any money. How can I prove it?
There are various methods to discover hidden income or assets, all of which can't be properly described in a few sentences. However, you can read these articles to get you started:
You said that you're "recently divorced." Does that mean that your case has been finalized, yet you did not receive any child or spousal support orders, or didn't ask? That doesn't make sense, given the limited info you stated in your question. More info is needed to properly advise you on how to proceed. I'd strongly suggest that you hire a local family law lawyer to help you. You may be able to get your husband to pay your legal fees.
You said "I don't recieve any child support or alimony even though I was a stay at home mom throughout our marriage"
Does this mean that you didn't ask for any? That the divorce court did not consider making any awards of either child support nor alimony?
1. Consider asking the divorce/family court for these items if you have not done so.
2. Consider having him investigated by a private investigator to find out what he is up to and determine his income within an acceptable range (type of work, successful or not).
Those guys sometime pose as customers to get info directly from the target. They can sometimes discover and contact other customers. In essence the investigator might do a private "lifestyle audit".
Do you still employ your divorce attorney?
What does your divorce attorney advise on this matter?
Did you prevent the divorce attorney from asking for child support or alimiony?
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