I had an attorney that breaks up services draw up my separation agreement that my ex and I have been following since 2006 and include it into a divorce decree. He was served the beginning of April but let a minor child sign for it…which caused me to have to sign an affadavit as to the nature of their relationship. I did…and now my stbx said that he is contesting the divorce because he doesn’t want to pay the alimony we agreed upon. He stopped paying in December of last year, and when we did the agreement I was a stay at home mom for 5 years…we have been married since 1993 (but not living together since 2006) and we agreed on 4 years of alimony. He still, under the terms of the agreement, owes me another 18 months of alimony.
My question, can he contest the divorce based on this? He’s also “said” we have a court date August 17, but I have been served no papers. I’m assuming that’s a lie.
And, if he’s disputing the alimony portion; can we then “redo” the agreement? For example, can I ask for a QDRO? Can I ask if he’s contesting part can I do the same?
I have no money; so I’ll have to find an attorney that will let me make payments on a retainer or represent myself.
I just need to know what to expect if he fights me on that portion…