In my divorce agreement it says that if one party…

breaches or something like that the agreement, the other side has to pay the legal fees, thankfully, I have plenty of money to pay for a lawyer now, god knows i paid plenty before, but it was worth it, but i like the idea of him having to pay so maybe he won’t continue to lie and hide money. I hate going to court, it is demeaning, what are my chance of getting that money just to hurt him?

I completely agree with you that although you may be able to afford the legal, if he has to write you a check, it does sting and it may prevent him from hiding income in the future- the caveat is how much- if he is making an extra 100k per year and you only uncover 10k, his cost of legal of 10k will step net him a before tax advantage of 80k, so you need to make sure you do your homework if your going in on either the modification or the contempt?

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