Enforcement of Orders
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Divorce decrees are legally-binding court orders. However, parties do not always do what they are ordered to do. One thing that we tell our clients when they finalize a divorce or resolve some other family law matter is this: A Divorce Decree (or other court order) is only a piece of paper unless and until the parties abide by the provisions contained therein. In other words, a court order means nothing and does not help anyone if both parties do not live up to their end of the agreement – or if they blatantly defy the court’s directives. This is where an enforcement of orders attorney in Denton, Texas, can help.
Unfortunately, we see this all too often in family law matters. In many cases, such as when a party does not contribute the required child support payments, or if he or she fails to pay for the health insurance premiums, the real victims are the children.
Other common cases of failure to comply with court orders include those involving child custody, property division, and spousal support/maintenance.
To compound matters, it is not always a simple matter of reminding a former spouse and/or co-parent to do what he or she is supposed to do. Many times, parties purposefully choose to avoid their court-ordered obligations. Their rationale is often based on a fundamental disagreement with the enforcement order, punishment, and/or indifference.
In some cases, complying with an enforcement order may no longer be feasible for a party. In these cases, however, his or her proper recourse is to abide by the order, properly request and receive the court’s permission to modify the existing court order – NOT simply to stop compliance.
Failure to Abide by a Court Order: Unacceptable
Whether intentional or not, a party’s failure to abide by a court order is never OK; and it can result in serious consequences. The compliant party should not have to bear the effort, expense, and frustration of seeking enforcement of a court order in Denton. However, it is a reality, and it is a legal matter our Denton Divorce Attorneys can help you resolve.
At Goline & Roland Law Firm, we have experience handling a wide range of family law matters in Denton and throughout North Texas, including enforcement of court orders pertaining to divorce, child custody and child support.
Whatever the circumstances, and no matter how frustrating the situation can be, it is very important not to take matters into your own hands and try to right a wrong by committing another wrong. Going through the proper channels, such as an enforcement of orders attorney is the best way to obtain compliance by the other party. Contact our office for help.
When your former spouse or co-parent fails to abide by a court order, you may be best served by filing with the court a Motion to Enforce and/or a Motion for Contempt.
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