My ex-husbund has no paid alimony on time for almost a year now. I don't recieve it until at best 23 days and up to 52 days after the month in which it was owed for.
I derive a large percentage of my income from these payments and when he is this inconsistant and late it makes budgeting a nightmare. At the moment he is paid up in full. I have had to incur huge bank fees / interest charges as a result late and inconsistant payments.
What are the chances I may be able to recover some of these fees from him? In my mind its perfectly clear that he breached the contract and was the cause of these fees- but I wonder if the court would view it in such a way? I am leaning towards small claims court but other options open to me are motion to enforce or contempt of court.
I don't think motion to enforce will help as he is now paid in full. Any ideas of how to recover any damages from him? To put this in proper context this has been an ongoing issue for years and I have no short of 6 letters written from my lawyer compaining of late payments.
Any ideas as to the best way to handle this?