Violation of settlement?

Technically, you breached the agreement, unless the agreement specifically said you could stop paying when you weren’t working. Even if you breached, that does not excuse her breaching the Agreement. You could sue her for breach of contract, however, she would likely do the same thing. If you don’t have much alimony left to pay, it might best to just pay it off, rather than incurring needless attorney’s fees.

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My ex was awarded the house in the settlement(both our names were on it). She was given 3 years to attempt to re-finance for the house in her name, she could not. She now has to put the house up for sale in November accourding to the settlement.

I was ordered to pay alimony of 500.00 a month until November 06, I am currently paying back alimony because I was out of work for close to a year. She is refusing to put the house on the market until she recieves all her back alimony (which I’m paying monthly). She also paid off a small credit card that had both our names on it that I was supposed to pay off, it wasn’t for much but she sent emails saying she would take care of it and it wasn’t a problem. Now she also wants that money, and the back alimony before she puts the house up for sale.

Can she do this even though I have always paid, and am paying alimony when I had a job??