Issue: Jurisdiction of Domestic relations order for joint & severable IRS Debt.
Venue: Domestic Relation Court, Summit County Ohio
Background & Question:
My ex-wife and I last filled a joint Federal tax return in 2007. We were divorced in 2010.
We Jointly owed the IRS $14,000 for 2007, $1,600 to State of Ohio, and $900 City.
order states that both parties shall pay 50% of 2007 IRS, State, and local taxes owed.
I paid off the State and local taxes in 2010, but was unable to pay any amount to the IRS and was placed in "Currently noncollectable status" and remain in that status with the IRS as of this writing.
The IRS pursued my ex-wife for payment of the joint debt and she has paid it in full through payments and the IRS retaining her tax refunds since 2008.
My ex-wife has now filed a MOTION for Contempt. Claiming that I am in contempt of the Court's order that both parties pay 50% of the joint tax debts owed from 2007.
QUESTION: Am I in contempt? Is this portion of the Court's Order enforceable since it was a Federal tax issue? What about supremacy? If it is enforceable, what enforcement ability does the domestic relations Court have in a matter like this?
What action should I take?