In some cases, even after a court orders spousal maintenance, the paying spouse fails or refuses to pay.
In the event that you find yourself in such a situation, what are your options? First of all, it is important to understand that since spousal maintenance is court-ordered, a failure to pay is a direct violation of the law. As the receiving spouse, the court has agreed that you need and deserve spousal maintenance.
Should your ex fail to make payments, the following methods of recourse are available to you:
In many cases, certain criteria must be met before enforcement methods such as these may be used. For more information on enforcing spousal maintenance in Minnesota, contact an experienced divorce lawyer today.
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