Q: My ex-husband & I divorced in 2015. He hasn't fulfilled orders outlined in the decree. Is there a statute of limitation?
He was ordered to sign a car over to me (title has both our names on it) and pay half the total of expenses I paid. I was ordered to refinance car to take him off title but couldn't due to age of car and credit. Contacted him in late 2015 and he refused to pay until I could have him sign off on the car. I paid off the car and re-contacted him in 2017. He never responded. He has moved out of state and has never confirmed his address. I have a new car and I need to sell my old car. I cannot reach him to get a signature or my payment.
A: If your husband has failed to comply with an order of court, you may file with the court a petition for contempt, asking the court to hold him in contempt if he does not comply with the order.
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A: Court judgments are enforceable for 12 years after their entry. In situations where the subject matter of the order cannot be enforced until more than 12 years later, such as a breach of an order to pay alimony past 12 years, or to pay a portion of a pension or retirement account more than 12 years later, the courts will enforce those rights.
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