How Can I Stop My Ex From Taking Me Back To Court In Pasco County?
Being dragged back to court numerous times by a former spouse is a stressful situation, to say the least. There are a lot of reasons an ex may claim that he or she is taking you back to court.
Usually, they deal with many different types of family law matters, such as child custody, child visitation, child support, alimony, or property division. Your former spouse may claim that you are not abiding by the terms of the divorce, or may be asking that the divorce decree be modified.
In some cases, the former spouse may have a legitimate reason to take you to court. You may not have followed the terms of the divorce decree. Hopefully, your spouse approached you about the issue before hauling you into court, but that doesn’t always happen. Your former spouse may have also had a change in circumstances, which may mean that some aspect of your divorce needs to be revised.
For example, your ex-spouse may have lost a job or become permanently disabled, and therefore may not be able to pay child support and/or alimony. Your former spouse may have a legitimate reason for asking for a modification.
However, in some cases, a former spouse may be taking you back to court frequently out of revenge. He or she may harbor some resentment about the divorce, and may be taking you to court to punish you. A court hearing will cost you money in attorney’s fees as well as taking your valuable time.
If you believe your ex is abusing the court system by continuously hauling you into court to punish you, stand up for your legal rights. When you are taken into court, have your aggressive attorney file a motion to the court that he or she pays your legal fees. The court can choose to respond in other ways as well.