ENFORCEMENT OF ORDERS
Court orders are meant to be taken seriously. It is important that each party to a family lawsuit complies with the court that they are in. Parties who disobey or violate a court order are at risk of being held in criminal contempt, civil contempt, or both through an enforcement action. Filing an enforcement is often your only option to hold the other party responsible.
Issues subject to enforcement include but are not limited to suits affecting the parent-child relationship. The most common reasons for filing an enforcement action are failure to pay child support and denial of visitation rights. Enforcements can also include violating injunctions or failure to comply with property provisions in a divorce action, among other issues.
If you are being accused of disobeying a court order, or suspect the other party may be violating your court order, contact my office immediately so that we may discuss how to ensure that everyone involved is playing by the rules.