Divorce from another state


#1

If you move from NJ to NC and stop paying alimony…not child support, alimony what if anything will NC do to you?


#2

The NJ order can be enforced in NC. More likely however, is the chance that the payee in NJ will file a motion in the courts there to enforce the Order.


#3

Thank you for your reply. Would the payee have to come to North Carolina to enforce the NJ order? I wouldn t think a NJ court has jurisdiction in North CArolina. The situation is that I moved to NC and can t afford my alimony any longer it is 30K per year I m only earning 60 here. Im ready to lose my house over this. My NJ lawyer said it was a voluntary change of circumstance and I would be wasting my time trying to get a reduction. If I sent less money It would help me. My thougt was if she came to NC to force the order could I get a reduction in a North Carolina court.


#4

The payor is subject to the NJ order, and simply moving states does not destroy NJ’s jurisdiction to enforce the order.