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I want to stop the earnings withholding order & pay his alimony payment directly to this creditor until this debt is paid, then resume alimony payments for theduration of the specified term. Can I just file a FL-430 & FL-435 to terminate the withholding since I entered into it voluntarily?
Response 1: Yes, you can. However, the Court may schedule a hearing for this modification.
How else does one handle a huge debt when the recipient of alimony won't pay it?
Response 2: File contempt action with the Court. However, since he does not have any asset that you can levy, the contempt action may not do much to resolve your issue.
Goodluck with your case,
I am hoping that by sending the alimony payment to this debt, I am, in effect, resolving the contempt and "garnishing" his (alimony) wages to make the situation equitable. Is my thinking inappropriate?
Response 1: No. You try to get what you can get under the circumstances.Under what condition should I file a FL-450 (a stay of the withholding order) vs. a termination of the withholding, and what reason do I give on the documents for wanting this?
Response 2: When you need to temporarily suspend the withholding under the circumstances that you previously stated. However, under the circumstances, you may want to ask that the withholding be terminated since you voluntarily opted for it and your ex appears not to have the means to comply with the Spousal Support Order. So, terminating the withholding may be your better option here.