Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:44 AM
Your questions are well taken, but not easily answered in a general context or in the context of an Internet message board. I suggest you google "smith ostler," which will provide a wealth of information. If you want to go deeper, visit your county law library and pull the Rutter Group's family law practice guide (review both the sections discussing Smith-Ostler and the sections on enforcement of spousal support and post judgment discovery). Of course, the best thing to do would be to speak with a local family law attorney (you said that "we suspect his is hiding income;" I'm not sure who "we" are; perhaps it is you and your lawyer?).