Enforcement of Court Orders
At the conclusion of a family law case, the parties are obligated to follow specific orders per the court. For cases such as a divorce or paternity action, These court orders pertain to time-sharing and support. When one of the parties fails to follow the court order, that party can be held in contempt of court.
Of all court order violations, there are only a couple that are most common. One common violation is the non-payment of support. Another is improperly following the time-sharing schedule, causing the other party to miss time with their child(ren). When should you file a Motion for Contempt and Enforcement? What is reasonable? I understand your frustration with the situation, but I do not waste your time with false promises or false hope. If I feel you do not have adequate grounds to hold the other party in contempt, I will tell you.
However, if someone is grossly in arrears for support, I will notify you of an allowable course of action. I will let you know that we can have them held in contempt of court. In addition, I can ask the court that they be forced to pay a fine or be sent to jail. If an Income Withholding Order is not already in place, we will ask that one be entered. This order ensures that your support is directly deducted by their employer from their paycheck.
If you need help enforcing a court order, I can inform you of all options for enforcement. Call my office at (321) 728-2311 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. I look forward to meeting you.