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My exspouse is refusing to pay my alimony. Will judge order him to pay?

Q: We have a divorce decree and length of the alimony was for 6 years. He has been paying it for 3 years & then decided to stop. I’ve a filed an order to show cause and we meet with the judge this week. Will the judge order him to pay? 

A: The Judge can not only order him to pay, but can issue you a wage garnishment to enforce the maintenance. The Judge also has the power to sanction him – often in the form of an award of counsel fees – as well as issuance of a money judgment (accruing 9% interest) on the arrears. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment. 

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