If my ex is ordered to pay me a percent of his yearly bonus, do I have to go through the court system to get access to his financial record for employment?

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If my ex is ordered to pay me a percent of his yearly bonus, do I have to go through the court system to get access to his financial record for employment?

Asked on March 3, 2012 under Family Law, Illinois

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You should probably ask to subpoena his records or have the court order he have his employer present actual W-2s and other paychecks and bonus paperwork to see exactly what you are owed. If the payment is to be made directly by the employer to you, it may be easier because you have a right at that point to inquire with the employer.


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