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If you fail to pay your ex, then you’ll be in contempt of court and you’ll likely end up getting garnished, your bank accounts could be levied, she could get a lien on your property, etc. You’ll also need to explain to the judge why you failed to follow his order. If you truly can’t afford it, then you should attempt to have the maintenance reduced by filing a motion for modification, and providing a list of your expenses that justify the modification.
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