Ex-wife not paying car payment that is in my name

She was awarded a car that was in my
name in divorce with it stating she had
to pay payment in timely manor. She.
30 days late it’s hitting my credit.
What can I do?

Asked on January 9, 2018 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can pursue contempt of court against your ex. You will need to file an Order to Show Cause to request a hearing on your contempt of court claim.  Call the court clerk to schedule a hearing and include the date/time/department of the hearing on your Order to Show Cause.  File your Order to Show Cause with the court and a declaration signed under penalty of perjury stating the facts in support of your contempt of court claim.  Also, file any additional documents, items, etc. if applicable, that support your contempt of court claim.  File a proof of service (court form).  After filing your documents with the court, mail a copy of those documents with the proof of service to your ex to provide her with notice of the hearing.  The proof of service verifies the date of mailing your court-filed documents to your ex.
Prior to filing your documents with the court, ask the court clerk if there are any additional documents you are required to file for a contempt of court claim because the required documents may vary from state to state.


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