Is renouncing US citizenship after divorce setting a person free from spousal support payment?

My ex recently closed his own business and moved to a foreign country. He is still holding real properties, bank account and mailing address in US. If he is renouncing US citizenship, can he just get away?

Asked on July 26, 2012 under Family Law, Oregon

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Please seek legal help.  If you have been awarded spousal support and he is not paying then you need to bring an action for contempt and to obtain a judgement against him.  Judgements can be filed against real proeprty and you can levy bank accounts.  So he will not just get off,  Good luck.


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