Can I still get the alimony I was entitled to get? 7 Answers as of May 27, 2014

I was divorced 10 years ago and my ex was court ordered to pay alimony. He never did. Am I still entitled to the alimony? He was unemployed at the time and by the time he was, I didn't want to deal with him at all. Now, I'm unemployed and still single. I was just wondering if I could get it and how would I go about it?

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Law Offices of John F. Nicholson
Law Offices of John F. Nicholson | John F. Nicholson
You can collect arrears spousal support for the entire 10 years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2014
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
You need to get a court order to determine the total arrearage. Then have the sheriff levy on his bank account or his job. You will probably need a lawyer to help with this.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2014
Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
If it was ordered you may be able to get some or all or it providing your ex has money.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2014
LAW OFFICE OF JON RATHJEN | JON LAURENCE RATHJEN
Spousal support debt continues to accrue until the payor die, the payee remarries, or the court issues a new order. it accrues interest at 10% [simple] per quarter. The easiest wa y to collect is through a wage assignment if he is working but your best bet is to contact a family lawyer with collection experience.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2014
LAW OFFICE OF ANNE B. HOWARD | Anne B. Howard
File for a hearing to determine arrearages. He still owes you the money. He may argue you waited too long but it's worth a try.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2014
    James M. Chandler | James M. Chandler
    I would suggest that you get an attorney to enforce the order and try to collect even the amount that is in arrears.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/27/2014
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    Unless this court order was modified forgiving the payments of spousal support, the amounts are due plus interest accumulates at the rate of 10%. Please meet with an experienced family law attorney to explore the best approach to enforce this order.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/27/2014
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