If you find yourself in a situation where your former spouse has fallen behind on his/her spousal support payments for any reason, you may want to seek legal support to ensure that the problem is addressed quickly and appropriately. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn specializes in family law and can help you sort out any issue related to spousal support payments. Falling behind on spousal support payments is not something that should be ignored. It needs to be addressed before the problem gets worse.
Failure to Make Spousal Maintenance Payments
There are many different reasons that individuals can fall behind on spousal support payments. Job loss, medical issues and willful neglect are some of the most common reasons. The best initial step when this happens is to reach out to your ex and ask him/her for an explanation. In some cases, this can be addressed directly and quickly and you can continue with the current spousal support agreement as is. However, if there has been a change in financial status, job loss or if one party is simply choosing not to make payments (or is significantly late), then legal representation is the best next step so that you can be sure that your rights are being protected.
Behind on Spousal Support
The court has a lot of discretion when it comes to enforcing a spousal support agreement that is not being met. The court has the right to withhold your spouse’s income so that he/she can make the payments to you, a judgement can be made so that he/she is ordered to pay the full amount owed (plus any interest). In some cases, your spouse may even be held in contempt of court. The legal team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you determine the best path forward for your unique case. The issue of spousal support can be extremely contentious between a divorced couple, even many years after a divorce is final. Divorce can cause financial strain that is felt acutely for a significant period of time and very often one party may not agree with the ruling.
Legal Representation for Spousal Support Issues
Our team offers strong legal support for spousal support cases. Lisa Kallemeyn is a family lawyer who has more than twenty years of experience in divorce cases and can help you navigate complex issues with spousal support issues. Lisa can try to help you resolve the issue without a court battle, but if that is not successful, she will provide you with the strongest possible representation. For more information, call Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn at 763-427-5131.