In 2012, Moore was found in contempt of court for failing to pay Allison a monetary settlement under their divorce, for alimony in addition to child support, as agreed upon. Months later, a judge issued another order mandating which he make the past-due payments, which by which point amounted to more than $333,300.
In March 2013, the judge appointed a lawyer named Kyle Skopic to handle the sale of Stephen Moore’s northern Virginia home if he did not pay Allison what he owed.
In a court filing, Skopic told the judge which she had written Moore to talk about the sale in early May “yet received no response.”
She then called Moore, yet he “curtly advised which the house was not for sale in addition to hung up,” the filing said.
Then, on May 17, 2013, Skopic went to the house “with four police officers, two realtors in addition to a locksmith,” according to her filing.
“The locksmith picked the lock, the police cleared the property to make certain there were no dangers,” Skopic wrote. “The realtors toured the property in addition to measured the rooms to create a floor plan.”
Skopic wrote which she called “Moore to ask him where he wanted the brand new key to the front door left.”
“He was very argumentative, denied which we were in his house, in addition to again advised which the house was not for sale,” Skopic wrote. “Further, he stated which he had taken out a ‘second mortgage’ in addition to had paid off his wife.’ “
The next day, Skopic had a for-sale sign put up on the property.
On May 23, 2013, Allison Moore’s lawyer told Skopic which Stephen Moore had paid Allison $150,000 on May 22 — 5 days after Stephen Moore had claimed to Skopic which he had already paid Allison, according to Skopic’s filing.
“Allegedly, Mr. Moore told his wife which he was getting a home equity [loan] to cover the balance due,” Skopic wrote.
Skopic asked the judge how to proceed, given the fact which the idea could be “unfair to have a realtor spend time in addition to money getting the property on the market if Mr. Moore then simply pays his debt in addition to there remains no need to sell his house.”
Skopic added which she believed Moore had made additional payments to Allison, in addition to “she no longer desires for the house to be sold.”
The court-ordered sale of the house was called off once Moore paid Allison about two-thirds of what he owed her.