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A divorce court order is an ongoing obligation. Each day that money is not paid is a further violation. Until he purges the contempt by paying the amount owed, a contempt order can be sought at any time. An alimony can always be modified when there is a material change in circumstances.
To prove contempt, you need to be able to show the following:
Proving ability to pay for someone who is incarcerated can be tricky, but if he was selling properties, you should be able to do it. And even if he couldn't pay while in jail, he could have paid once he was released.
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