Can I enforce a court order?

When a couple decides to get divorced, they are obligated to abide by the decisions that were agreed upon in the Final Judgment of Divorce. When an individual believes that the other party involved is willfully violating a court order, they may need help from the court to enforce it. Court orders are often made regarding matters of child support, child custody, spousal support, and the division of assets. Therefore, when an individual violates the court order, there are serious consequences that may be imposed by the court.

If an individual wishes to hold a person who violated a court order accountable, they will need to file a Motion to Enforce Litigants’ rights. The purpose of this motion is to inform the court that there has been a violation and ask for their help enforcing the order that was made. Once this motion is filed, the court will investigate whether the party in question has truly violated the court order. If they have, the court will take action.

Some of the penalties imposed by the court for violating a court order can be serious. These may include wage garnishing, passport denial, and in some extreme cases, a warrant may be issued.

If you have questions about enforcing a court order, contact our firm today.

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