My husband is just spiteful and although I now have a court judgment giving me and the kids maintenance, I know he won’t pay, although he has enough money from his job in a high-tech company. Is there any way of avoiding the monthly hassle about whether the cheque will arrive if he behaves as I suspect ?
By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 03 May, 2022
Yes, as you have hassle in getting your maintenance, you can open a file at the Bailiff’s and ask the Chief Bailiff to order your husband’s employer to withhold an amount (equal to the maintenance awarded) from his salary every month, and to transfer it directly to your bank account. If maintenance debt accumulates, it can also be worked off this way, too.
You have another option if a debt builds up – if your knows which bank her husband uses, even if you do not know which branch, or the account number, you can apply to the Chief Bailiff for an order to withhold a sum equal to the debt from his account.
Alternatively, it is possible to “freeze” a car or other property and take steps to sell it via the bailiffs to recover the debt.