This claim is about wilful refusal to pay .If the ex husband is found culpable he could face a term of imprisonment ,this doesn't mean the ex wife would necessarily recover the money due to her .These committal applications are notoriously difficult and have to be made with great care as the rules for enforcement of matrimonial orders are complex . At Freeths we regularly advice on the type of orders that you can get in family proceedings and consider what might happen if the order is flouted .

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