Failure to pay alimony


#1

Do I need to hire an attorney to file suit for breach of contract for failure to pay alimony? I can’t afford to pay a retainer for something that should be cut and dry.
Thank you!


#2

You can certainly represent yourself pro se if you cannot afford an attorney. Review your separation agreement as well, there may be a clause that obligates the other spouse to pay any attorneys fees associated with a successful breach of contract suit. You would have to pay your attorneys fees, but you may be able to have the court order that he/she is required to pay your attorneys fees.

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