I work in virginia and reside in north carolina. My questions are do they garnish your paycheck for alimony? What happens if I can not pay? Will I go to jail? I am in massive debt t trying to pay back irs my job did not take out enough taxes so I am already on a fix budget. I never filed taxes with stbx$ she gets a nice return every year.

Your wages may be garnished to fulfil a support obligation if the court orders a wage withholding order. If you cannot pay alimony pursuant to the existing order, you may seek a modification based on a substantial change in circumstances which is making it difficult for you to pay.