In 2012, Moore was found in contempt of court for failing to pay Allison a monetary settlement under their divorce, for alimony and child support, as agreed upon. Months later, a judge issued another order mandating that he make the past-due payments, which by that 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 that she had written Moore to talk about the sale in early May "but received no response."
She then called Moore, but he "curtly advised that the house was not for sale and hung up," the filing said.
Then, on May 17, 2013, Skopic went to the house "with four police officers, two realtors and 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 and measured the rooms to create a floor plan."
Skopic wrote that she called "Moore to ask him where he wanted the new key to the front door left."
"He was very argumentative, denied that we were in his house, and again advised that the house was not for sale," Skopic wrote. "Further, he stated that he had taken out a 'second mortgage' and 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 that Stephen Moore had paid Allison $150,000 on May 22 — five days after Stephen Moore had claimed to Skopic that he had already paid Allison, according to Skopic's filing.
"Allegedly, Mr. Moore told his wife that he was getting a home equity [loan] to cover the balance due," Skopic wrote.
Skopic asked the judge how to proceed, given the fact that it would be "unfair to have a realtor spend time and money getting the property on the market if Mr. Moore then simply pays his debt and there remains no need to sell his house."
Skopic added that she believed Moore had made additional payments to Allison, and "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.