Crawfordville, FL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: Is there a stature of limitations on filling contempt charges as it relates to a divorce agreement? (See Below)

This does NOT have to do with visitation OR child support. This has to do with other financial aspects of the agreement related to debt at the time of divorce and medical expenses.

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Regina Irene Edwards

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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your question is a little vague as asked, but in general, if there are obligations in the divorce that must be paid, there is not a time frame by which the other party can sue to recover those obligations.

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P. Justin Thrailkill

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  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Not necessarily. If you've sat on your rights and not done anything about the issue for a period of time, the court may find that it is barred by the doctrine of laches, which is similar to a statute of limitations, though there is no specific time period.

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Homer P Jordan IV

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues. Without knowing more details it's difficult to give a straight forward answer, but there are no time limit limitations for this. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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