Spousal Support: Should I Keep Records?

If you are paying or receiving spousal support, it is essential to keep careful records right from the very start. Spousal support is mandatory when organized and arranged by the court. If you are the paying spouse, it is important to keep careful records of when you paid your ex and exactly how much. If the funds are electronically transferred, make copies of these records. If you are writing checks, make sure to document or even copy these as necessary. This will protect you should your spouse say that you have not been paying the right amount or have not been paying your spousal support promptly.

If you are a recipient, you should also keep careful documentation of when you received payments and how much they are for. This can help you to detect any patterns of delinquency. Both spouses have the right to go to the courts and request enforcement should there be issues with support. If an enforcement hearing is necessary, the records that you have kept dutifully during your divorce will be a valuable component in that hearing.

Call a trusted San Fernando divorce attorney at Cutter & Lax today if you want more information about keeping spousal support records, paying spousal support or requesting an enforcement hearing. Our team understands that even after divorce there may be legal issues that we need to address. Our goal is to protect your family from undue harm due to a loss of income through support. We want to make sure that you are given the fair payment that you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our procedure or get information about how we can help you with your case! We are dedicated to client-satisfaction in every case that we take on, so don't hesitate to call!