Enforcement of Judgments

Enforcement of Judgments

Enforcement of Judgments
It’s frustrating when your ex will not cooperate and comply with the court’s judgment or the parties’ own settlement agreement. Maybe child support is always late, or it’s not paid in the full amount. Maybe child support or alimony has stopped coming at all. Perhaps the children are not returned as agreed or picked up when they are supposed to be.
In this case, a Motion for Enforcement of Judgment, or a Motion for Civil Contempt can be filed. The party filing the motion has the burden to demonstrate how the other party has violated the court’s judgment or order. This motion must be served on the non-compliant party to provide them notice of the allegations and the opportunity to respond.
If the non-compliant party is held in contempt, the judge may order a range of remedies and sanctions to ensure compliance with the judgment, including fines, jail time, and requiring payment of the other party’s attorneys’ fees. If a child support order is not being complied with, other sanctions such as liens on personal property, suspension of drivers and other state-issued licenses, garnishing wages, are also available as a method for enforcement.
Call 407-910-2260
We can answer any questions you may have about a possible enforcement action.

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