Thank you for your question.
Non-payment of alimony would be defiance of a court order. The spouse
that should be paid could obtain a court judgment for non-payment and
once that is in place, enforcement of the order would be on the same
level as child support. In addition, court costs and attorney fees
would be added to your alimony bill. Your wages could be garnished,
your tax refund could be seized. If you work abroad for an American
company, your wages could still be garnished. Your employer would be
served a garnishment notice, and that wouldn't reflect too well on you
to your employer, would it?
Anything besides a house, necessary furniture, tools of your trade,
and a vehicle could be seized and sold to satisfy the debt. Liens can
be placed on any property so that when it is sold, the proceedings go
to satisfy the debt. This would all show up on your credit report.
Additional income would also be subject to garnishment. A warrant
would most likely be issued for your arrest after you did not show up
at the court date(s) and you would be arrested upon re-entry to the
Wages would be garnished at 25% of disposable income, according to Arizona's laws.
If after all this, it is still difficult to get the money from you, a
collections agency could come into play. A collections agency only
gets paid if you pay, so they will hound you until they get what
You would find yourself up against attorneys and agencies like these:
Now do you really want to do that? I don't believe that you do. Pay
your debt and save yourself a lot of shame, money and time in the long
"What is a ?support order??"
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If you need any additional clarification, let me know and I'll be glad
to assist you.