Enforcement of Family Court Orders
Work With An Experienced Monmouth Family Lawyer
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 Office of Darren C. O'Toole, LLC, you will find our compassionate family law attorneys dedicated to helping you protect and maintain your rights in an enforcement dispute.
Motion to Enforce Litigant's Rights
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.
Parenting Plan Violations in New Jersey
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 Office of Darren C. O'Toole, 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:
- Additional time with child to compensate for lost time
- Payment of lawyer fees accrued by the plaintiff
- Community service
Representation by Our Skilled Advocates in NJ
At The Law Office of Darren C. O'Toole, 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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