Longwood Contempt-Enforcement of Orders Attorney
Longwood courts issue numerous types of orders related to a divorce or other areas of Florida family law. However, some people choose to ignore or disregard the judge’s rulings. In most cases, it’s because they are trying to avoid paying what they owe in child support or alimony. In other situations, one parent may ignore the judge’s order on visitation, keeping the other parent from seeing their children.
No matter what the details are, violating a court order is illegal and could carry serious consequences. If you are the affected party, you do have rights if you’re adversely affected by the other person’s non-compliance. At the Troum Law Firm, P.A., our Longwood contempt and enforcement attorneys have over three decades of experience representing clients in Orange and Seminole Counties for all family law matters, including enforcement of family court orders. To learn more about how we can help, contact our office to schedule a case assessment.
Contempt and Enforcement in Longwood, Florida Family Law
When a family court judge issues a decree, order, or other mandates during a legal proceeding, it’s binding. The person who it’s directed toward is under an obligation to comply with the designated requirements or take a particular action. In family law matters, these obligations usually involve alimony, spousal support, child custody, visitation, or marital property division.
Because the judge has legal authority to make the order, it’s essentially a law. Anyone who violates the order could be facing both criminal charges and civil penalties. If you are the person affected by the non-compliance, then you have the right to pursue enforcement action.
Longwood Court Orders Regarding Contempt and Enforcement
During a Florida divorce, contempt and enforcement actions could be appropriate where one party doesn’t pay alimony or divide marital assets as required. Other cases may involve child support, custody, or visitation. It doesn’t matter whether the children’s parents were ever legally married or not.
Depending on the circumstances of the order you are trying to enforce, potential actions could include:
- Wage garnishments,
- Monetary judgments,
- Income tax return attachments,
- Property liens,
- Bank account levies,
- Professional license discipline, and
- Many more.
How a Longwood Contempt and Enforcement Lawyer Can Help with Florida Family Law Court Orders
Courts can use their power to enforce an order or ruling, but they won’t exercise those powers unless you bring the matter to their attention. In most situations, you will need to file a motion for contempt and ask the judge to enforce the prior order. In some cases, the judge may order sanctions against the offender.
These proceedings can be complicated, which is why you need someone on your side who can protect your rights and help facilitate the process. Your Longwood contempt and enforcement lawyer can assist you by:
- Reviewing the situation;
- Investigating the potential grounds for contempt and enforcement;
- Filing the required documents in court; and
- Representing you in any court hearings and subsequent trial.
Unless you have legal experience with family law matters, it’s crucial to have an experienced lawyer representing you for any contempt and enforcement matters. Please schedule a case evaluation by contacting the Troum Law Firm, P.A. today at 321-428-2247, or use our online contact form. Once we learn more about your circumstances, we can provide additional information on your rights and remedies.