What to do if my ex-wife owes child support but seemingly refuses to seek gainful employment?

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What to do if my ex-wife owes child support but seemingly refuses to seek gainful employment?

She hasn’t worked since our divorce 2 1/2 years ago. She shows no sign of looking for work and recently went through bankruptcy. The only tangible asset she has is the marital home (which I have “exclusive use and occupancy” of) which I would like to either sell or rent out and move elsewhere. What chance the court could grant me the home (or at least the retro child support if it was put up for sale – not that that would help with future payments)

Asked on November 28, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to ascertain how your "ex" has managed to survive with respect to living on a day to day basis. From there you should then consult with a family law attorney as to possibly filing a petiiton for an order to show cause for contempt of a court order to force her to respond to the non-payment of child support issues that you have written about.


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