I owe child support arrears, but my ex-wife is willing to drop all the arrears I owe.
Is that possible for an ex-wife to forgive child support arrearage payments, and if so, what is the process?
In my divorce, my ex-wife and I were to split all debts 50-50. However, she has failed to pay many of the utility bills and now those companies are coming after me for full payment because she is not working.
Can I just show them the divorce court order that I am only responsible for half the debt and that they need to go through my ex-wife for the other half? Or will these companies hold me fully responsible for these debts?
I assume that would automatically result in a child support modification and an increase in my payments.
I work two jobs and nearly 80 hours a week to support my family because my wife refuses to work. I have been doing this for years.
Will my alimony and child support payments be based on these outrageous work hours or will a judge calculate payments based on a reasonable work week that hopefully I can return to post-divorce?
By Jennifer M. Paine
Does your wife get half of your Social Security when you retire?
After all, she gets half of everything else you earned during your marriage, right? As I've explained in my articles on "The Truth To Common Divorce Rumors," everything really does not mean everything (not gifts, inheritances, passive appreciation, etc.), and this is particularly true for Social Security.
As a matter of federal law, your wife may receive Social Security based on your earnings, but not half of yours.