As long as you are under a court order to pay spousal maintenance, you are expected to comply with it even if you’re out of work and receiving unemployment benefits.
But when you experience a job loss and your financial circumstances change, it may be grounds to ask the court for a modification or suspension of spousal maintenance payments for short term relief while you find new work and get back on your feet.
The penalties for disobeying a court order can be intense, from enforcement actions taken against you to contempt charges that can put you in jail.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we can make sure you have the time and space to get back to work without facing the hardships that go with violating a court order.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce and modification attorney for free.