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Yes, it does constitute contempt of court to be late with spousal support. You can file a motion for contempt and you can also ask that her wages be garnished so that you receive your alimony in a timely fashion and directly from her employer.
You do not necessarily need a lawyer to file the annulment proceedings. CA courts have an excellent self-help resource which shows all the forms and answers some questions here:
Please disregard my previous post. I apologize.
The information you will need is here:
You can do this yourself. Of course it is always advisable to have an attorney, but the proceedings are somewhat straight-forward.