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Signed in Feb. 10 that I would pay house payments, health

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Signed in Feb. 10 that I would pay house payments, health insurance, and credit card payments to my ex wife. To pay house until sold,(exwife is still living there). I did not have the job I thought I would have and could not pay the house payments nor furnish her with medical insurance. She took me back to court and the judge ruled I was in contempt of court and took me to jail. I had to pay $22,384. immediately to get out of jail. My parents borrowed it for me and paid it and now I owe that on top of everything else.

I have a job and receive $1700 per month net. I don't even have insurance on myself. They are wanting me to pay $900 house payments and $600 insurance payment on top of all the credit cards I have to pay (that are all in her name).

I am at my wits end. I talked to a bankruptcy lawyer and they said I may still be in contempt of court. If (and when) she takes me back to court I will have to go to jail again and I have no more means of paying out. I will lose my job and not be able to pay anything.

do I have any legal action I can take. My exwife does not really want to sell the house because she gets to live there. It is listed for a high price.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  John Domestic replied 3 years ago.

Thank your for asking Just Answer,

 

What state are you in?

 

You may be able to file a motion to modify your order.

 

Do you know if your order to pay is part of alimony or property division?



Edited by John Wills on 12/1/2010 at 2:28 PM EST

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