Any time that a court issues an order, they are legally obligated to follow that order. If an individual fails to abide by a court order, they can face significant consequences. New Jersey requires all individuals who have been issued a court order to abide by it. If they fail to do so, the individual can face significant penalties that are imposed by the court. Some of the family law matters that the court frequently must make decisions on include child custody, child visitation, spousal support, child support, among other things.
When one of the parties involved fails to follow the ruling, the other party often tries to hold them accountable. Before running to the court for assistance, New Jersey requires that all individuals who wish help enforcing a court order try to resolve the matter on their own. If simply asking the other party to comply does not work, it may be time to speak with a family law attorney that can try to contact the individual on their behalf. If these efforts remain unsuccessful, it may be necessary to request intervention from the court. This can be done by filing a Motion to Enforce Litigants’ Rights. If the party in violation continues not to follow the order, they can be held in contempt of court or face other consequences.
If you require strong legal representation for matters related to divorce or family law, Haber Silver & Simpson is here to help. We proudly represent clients in Morris County and throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.