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Apr 19, 2011

mens divorce lawyer Janet Yu JohnstonQuestion:

How do child support laws work when you remarry? I pay my ex-wife alimony and child support. I am getting remarried and will have to fully support my new family.

Can I reduce my current child support and alimony obligations because of my remarriage and supporting my new wife?


Apr 16, 2011

Question:mens divorce lawyer

My child support obligations will terminate this summer when my child graduates high school and is considered emancipated. Now that my child support payments are about to end, my ex-wife is filing a motion for maintenance.

The maintenance issue was left open-ended in our divorce decree, but can she get it awarded to her now simply because my child support payments to her are ending?

How much maintenance would I have to pay?


Mar 31, 2011

By Andrea Johnson

Attorney, Cordell & Cordell

Typically all orders, including those awarding alimony, child support, property awards, division of debts, and any other award in a divorce proceeding, are enforceable by a contempt action. 

If you fail to comply with an order of the court to pay child support, it’s likely the custodial parent of your child(ren) will seek an order of contempt

A contempt action's real purpose is to ensure compliance with the order of the court. The practical effect, however, could be big trouble for an individual who fails to comply.

Most often, parties seeking a contempt order threaten jail time for the non-paying party. The reality is that jail time could be a remedial measure used by the court, but it is more often a last resort for the judge.

A contempt action is civil in nature and the purpose of the contempt is remedial rather than punitive. This means that the purpose of an order of contempt is not intended to "get you in trouble."


Mar 31, 2011

Question:

Do I have to start paying alimony from the day I move out even if we haven't filed divorce yet?

If so, if I overpay what I'm expected to pay will that be taken into consideration by the court?


Mar 10, 2011

mens divorce lawyer Janet Yu JohnstonQuestion:

I have been ordered to pay temporary child support and alimony payments during the pendency of my divorce.

However, one child is 18 years old and I am unemployed living in a friend's apartment while my wife lives for free in her boyfriend's house and has a full-time job.

The judge must have inaccurate financial information to force me to pay so much money while I'm unemployed and broke with no place to live.

How can I get these temporary support orders reduced or eliminated?


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