Contempt and Enforcement of Court Orders
When Your Ex-Spouse Violates the Terms of Your Divorce Settlement
Reaching an agreeable arrangement for child support,
property and debt distribution, and all the other factors involved in the dissolution of marriage is a time-consuming and sometimes expensive undertaking. Once these agreements are ruled on by the court, the parties involved will rely on compliance to those agreements.
Failure by either party to comply with any part of these agreements could create quite a strain for the other. For example, if expected support payments are not made, it can create an extreme financial burden for the other and deny a child the support needed for basic survival. The attorneys of Ellerin Hutchinson know how important compliance issues can be following a divorce, and a member of the legal team is ready to speak with you about your case to determine the most effective course of action.
Pressing Charges of Contempt in Jacksonville, FL
When a divorce settlement is reached and approved by the court, the terms of that divorce are enforceable by law. This includes child custody arrangements, visitation and
time sharing, as well as payments of child support and
When one of the parties intentionally fails to keep these agreements, they are in contempt of the court and could be facing civil or criminal contempt charges, wage garnishment, attorney’s fees, or even jail time. This is a serious situation and requires the aid of an excellent Jacksonville family lawyer who can prepare all the necessary paperwork needed to bring the matter before the court to pursue contempt charges, or prepare to defend against these charges in an enforcement hearing. Jacksonville divorce attorneys at Ellerin Hutchinson understand the importance of these issues and have years of experience representing clients in these matters.