An arbitrator ordered that my ex-wife pay me over 400.00 as part of his ruling concerning parenting plan disputes in 2005. She still owes me over 460.00. Can I use small claims court to get the money from her or is this a judgement that I can just take to the court docket for garnishments? What is the statue of limitations on collecting from an arbitration decision?39562.1614883449
Is this a child support obligation that is owed each month?
If not what is the money for? (Is it reoccurring)
When was the order given?
When was the last payment paid?
This is not a child support obligation. I requested an arbitration on several issues regarding our parenting plan. She basicaly lost the arbitration and the arbitrator ordered her to pay me the arbitration fees.
Yes you have the right to take her to civil court to ask for a judgment based on the order made. This would be best decided in small claims court.
It is a very simple process and if you have ever seen Judge Judy or the other court shows it is similar. You each go in and argue your case. You do not need a lawyer and most judges ban them from small claims court. You can do this by going to your local court house and filing for a Small claims hearing.
I wish you the best,
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