Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?Is this spousal or child support? Ohio does not have alimony and you said this was being paid through CSE so I just want to be certain?
Is this being paid by court order?
Are the payments late per the court order?
Dear melaniernat - If he is late with the payment you can file a motion for contempt and ask for attorney fees. If the order from the court simply says "every month" then you have no basis for asking for the payment on a certain date unless you file a motion to amend the previous order. My experience with the courts is that, if the payments are being made reasonable on time the court is not going to do much to the obligor since they have plenty of cases of serious defaults, especially in child support.
So legally, if he is late, you can file a motion for contempt but if he is paying within the month then you would have to get a court order to change the date to earlier in the month. You may want to file the contempt motion just to see if it will prompt him to pay within the month due but don't count on the court doing much to him for the contempt if he is only a few days late.