Update: We are closing on the house on Thursday. Once we close I will get a chunk of money off the top and then my STBX will be paying me all the back alimony he owes me from his share of the profit!!! The rest of the money will go into the attorney's IOLTA account until we figure out what debt will be paid, etc.
Bottom line, though, is that if FINALLY get some money!!! My STBX put in the paperwork that he reserves the right to argue about alimony but that is fine. I know he will fight me until his last breath but the law is the law and he will lose.
So my sister and I will be going on a well-deserved vacation. I am so happy that there is finally some movement in this case. Our final court date is in December so I guess now we get into the nitty-gritty of arguing the final divorce agreement but at least for now I have some money!
I FINALLY heard from the court today. It has been 7 weeks!
Quick background because it has been so long and convoluted:
Judge ordered temporary alimony for me starting in March. STBX refused to pay and filed a request to vacate the order. I filed a contempt order but that filing was basically moot because we had to see whether the judge would uphold his original order. So we went to court beginning of June to argue the request to vacate the temporary order.
Today the judge upheld the order in my favor. Which is great news. STBX owes me somewhere close to $30,000 right now, and that is just to catch him up.
Except that I still don't know if my STBX will pay. If he doesn't, it will be back again to the court for a contempt hearing. Which means probably another 3 months with no funds coming in.
And the judge wrote that his denial is "without prejudice" so that my STBX can seek "disproportionate share of marital estate on account of the expenses above and beyond his alimony obligation that he is required to pay"
Right now the order says he has to pay me alimony and pay the expenses on the marital home. I hope that doesn't mean my STBX can come back and want half of the mortgage payments he has been making over the last year and a half. He lives in the house, not me. He makes over 200K to my measly 40K. And he has not paid me ONE DIME in the last 18 months.
So it is a victory, but it will be an empty one if he still refuses to pay and I have to take him back to court again.
Edited by Home'scool, 28 August 2017 - 08:46 AM.