Behind on Spousal Support


Dear april_hunt74:

Greetings. For post separation support, it is the payee’s responsibility to let the court know if payments are behind. The format for letting the court know is usually a Motion to Show Cause. The court does not keep track of what payments are made and which are not in post separation support. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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The order states that it was to be paid weekly starting 8-13, but due to cicumstances, the first payment could not be made until 8-27. Is there a certain # of weeks they will “let you” fall behind before you are charged with contempt?