When a divorce matter is contested and the couple simply cannot come to a resolution, the court may have to make a decision on their behalf. Court orders are legally binding and therefore, it is essential that all parties who are involved abide by the ruling. If one individual involved fails to do so, they may be subject to serious consequences by the court.
Court orders are very often issued for matters related to parenting and support. Some may include child support, child visitation, child custody, and spousal support. Often the party receiving either spousal or child support relies on this source of financial support to make ends meet and if they do not receive it, they will suffer. In a situation where one party is not abiding by a court order, the victim may want to file a petition for enforcement with the court.
This is simply a request to the court stating that the other individual is willfully violating the court order and they need help enforcing it. If the court finds that the person is willfully violating the court order, they may order a lump sum, wage garnishment, or even hold them in contempt of court. If you need assistance enforcing a court order, contact our firm today.
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves Rockland and Westchester County with compassion and integrity. With over 30 years of experience guiding clients through matrimony law, she now focuses on helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need an effective and committed attorney, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.