Dealing with a former spouse who fails to comply with the provisions set up in a court order can be extremely frustrating. Often these refusals place the emotional, financial and medical well-being of your family in jeopardy. At The Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC, you will find our compassionate family law attorneys dedicated to helping you protect and maintain your rights in an enforcement dispute.
If you are having difficulties getting your former spouse to pay the fully mandated child support and / or alimony, you can petition the court for assistance. This requires you a file a motion to enforce litigant's rights. If your petition is granted, your former spouse will be found to be in contempt of court.
If your former spouse is found to be in contempt, he or she will be ordered to pay the owed amount, usually with a fine attached. Jail time is also possible for continued willful disobedience. If the original court order did not include income withholding, this may be enacted. A portion of your former spouse's assets may also be awarded to you.
The family court is a complex and overloaded system full of pitfalls for the unprofessional. Having your motion denied because of a preventable technicality is potentially devastating. Our skilled New Jersey divorce lawyers utilize their combined fifty years of experience to guide you through the process.
Not all failures to comply involve financial matters. If either parent violates the terms of court-ordered parenting plan, the effects on the child are potentially damaging. At The Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC, we know your family is your first priority and are prepared to help you gain compliance from your former spouse.
If your former spouse is found to be noncompliant in your court-ordered parenting plan, he or she may be subject to sanctions, including but not limited to:
At The Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC, we are up to the challenge of assisting you in enforcing court orders. Our dedicated family law attorneys are prepared to be your advocate during your compliance dispute.
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