What Happens if I Miss Some Spousal or Partner Support Payments?

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Your support payment must be paid by the date stated in your court order.

Missed payments ("arrears") Opens new window must be paid. You can pay in installments.

If there is a change of circumstance that qualifies you to pay less, you can file a motion Opens new window with the court to request that the support order be modified. But you will be responsible for the full amount until any future orders are made.

To learn how to ask the court to modify your support order, click here.


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