Family Court Order Enforcement in Orange County
Enforcing Custody and Support Orders Post-Divorce
If your divorce has been finalized, the court can hold you accountable.
This means that you will be required to adhere to all terms of the divorce
which are listed in your divorce agreement.
Some of these terms include:
If your ex-spouse fails to obey these orders, the court can get involved
and make sure that the terms are met.
Child Support and Spousal Support Enforcement
Is your ex playing the "deadbeat dad" or "deadbeat mom"?
This is what the courts call an individual who fails to pay child support
or spousal support as agreed upon by the court.
If your spouse refuses to pay support, you should NOT:
- Ignore the problem
- Keep calling your spouse about the issue
- Complain about the issue to friends and family instead of talking to an attorney
- Withhold your spouse's custody or visitation privileges
Instead, you need to:
- Call an attorney
- Collect evidence of misbehavior (missed checks, evidence of refusal etc.)
- File paperwork regarding the issue with the court where your divorce was finalized
- Attend the court hearing
With the help of a trusted Orange County family law attorney, we may be
able to make sure your ex pays his or her alimony, spousal support or
child support for years to come. In some cases, the courts will even enforce
a wage garnishment which will require that the courts collect money out
of each paycheck to cover child support and spousal support expenses.
Child Custody Court Order Enforcement
When you and your spouse divorces, the court created a child custody or
visitation schedule. This schedule is often referred to as a time sharing
plan or a parenting plan. It is essential that you adhere to the dates
and times on this plan for child custody.
If you need to make changes to the schedule, you will have to go through
the courts and request a modification. The court can also mandate these
agreements and law enforcement may get involved if a parent proves that
he or she cannot keep to the terms of the agreement.
If you want more information about court order enforcements,
talk with an
Orange County family lawyer
at The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague today!