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My ex-husband, who is anti-Christian, has never paid me what he owes for our divorce settlement. Biblically can I go to court to get what he owes. He is continually bringing frivolous lawsuits against me and costing me much in legal fees. At least I can cover some of the legal fees by getting what he owes me. Should I take him to court?


If you’re husband is NOT a Christian, then the principle of “Christians don’t sue Christians” doesn’t directly apply.

So, since there is no specific Biblical command concerning your situation, then it becomes a matter of conscience. You should seek the wisdom and opinion of several wise, spiritual Christians; you should pray and ask God for wisdom; act in faith, and finally, trust God to be with you regardless of what decision you finally make with a clear conscience.

Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established. (NKJV)

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (NKJV)

1 Timothy 2:9-10 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. (NKJV)