What do I do when ex spouse doesnt uphold his end of divorce agreement?

Has been delinquent on paying debts assigned to
him in the decree causing negative reports on my
credit. Didnt remove me from the joint checking
which was awarded to him. The bank took money
out of my account to cover a significant overdraft on
the joint account. He hasnt paid half of medical
insurance for our child as agreed. Now he moved
out of state and isnt holding up the 50/50 custody
arrangement. Finally, he hasnt kept his insurance
on his car current and has issues with suspended
registration car is in my name. Ive been trying to
get him to do a title transfer for months, but hes
been evasive. Not sure what I can do, or if I can get
back some of the money I paid that was supposed to
be his responsibility. Any advice??

Asked on January 31, 2019 under Family Law, Nevada

Answers:

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

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Your recourse is to pursue contempt of court against your ex. You will need to file with the court an Order to Show Cause for a hearing on this matter. Call the court clerk to schedule the hearing. Enter the date/time/department of the hearing on the Order to Show Cause. Also file your declaration signed under penalty of perjury stating the facts in support of your contempt of court claim. File any additional supporting documents and / or other evidence of your contempt of court claim. File a proof of service (court form). Mail a copy of your court-filed documents to your ex to give him notice of the hearing.  The proof of service verifies the date of mailing.
Prior to filing your documents with the court, ask the court clerk if any additional documents are required for a contempt of court claim because the required documents may vary from state to state.


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