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i paid my alimony late, 18 months to be exact. the entire

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i paid my alimony late, 18 months to be exact. the entire amount has now been dispursed in bulk. what late fees or interest will i be liable for, if any. my hearing for contempt is on tuesday the 2nd. i see online where the payment has gone out to the ex spouse and the clerk of the court when called, says there is zero balance due and the case is current.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
what about the ex spouse bills that went unpaid, mortgage for instance, she is in foreclosure. she claims to be disabled but receives no payments from social security or workers comp. she is fully capable of working and intentionally allowed her realtors license expire in order to be out of work. i am in foreclosure myself, but realize the court will only pity the ex.
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 years ago
You will only be made to pay 1/2 of whatever bills were incurred by you not paying the child support, like bills for after school programs, etc. She can't just throw all her financial weight on you - the Judge is smarter than that.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
ok, but the child support was current. only the alimony was late. what then?
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 years ago
Oh, then only some charges for late rent that she might've had, etc. Now her attorney will try to press all, and you need to be vigilant and argue that you're not responsible for all of her lifestyle.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

the ex spouse is in foreclosure, has a live in signifigant other, who apparently resides for free. the ex was arrested in 2004 for possesion and intent to distribute crystal meth, arrested again in 2006 for trying to pass bad checks or something to that effect. she wears the all the disablity trinkets, wrist brace, knee brace, walks with a cane, etc... i am beginning to worry. alimony is support, but not to a persons sole source of income, she should be responsible for her own debts regardless. she is represented by the state attorney and DOR.

Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 years ago
That's EXACTLY what you need to tell the Judge. Word per word. That was nice.
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