Maintenance

My ex wants to start deducting money from my monthly maintenance checks because he says I owe him money from a old joint tax return which I do not. Legally he cannot do this correct?

Asked on September 2, 2017 under Family Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, this is not legal. One thing has nothing to do with the other. If you actually owe him as he states, then he will have to take separate legal action to collect. Your ex cannot reduce his court ordered payment on his own, only a judge can do that.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, this is not legal. One thing has nothing to do with the other. If you actually owe him as he states, then he will have to take separate legal action to collect. Your ex cannot reduce his court ordered payment on his own, only a judge can do that.


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