Spousal support


#1

I was awarded spousal support in 1996, I have it in a judgment. All these years I have been making collection child support my priority, which I had to go to court several times during that time for enforcement. I never collected the spousal support, Can I still collect on the child support after all this time? It was $200 a month until I went back to work, which I did 3 years later, after our divorce, so my ex-husband owes me apprx. $7800 total in spousal support. Also, can I do this myself, or do I need an attorney? Also, the judgment is in NC and my ex-husband still lives in NC…I live in Florida now.


#2

No, you will not be able to collect the spousal support that was owed to you between 1996 and 1999. In North Carolina, you only have 10 years to have a court order enforced.