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Your Legal Rights When it Comes to Enforcing Court Orders after a Divorce

By The Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner  Jun. 20, 2013 3:15p

Going through a divorce is hard enough but the difficulties and stress may not end with a finalized divorce decree. Unfortunately, either due to spite, misunderstanding or other reasons, your former spouse may not uphold their end of the divorce agreement. This may be in the form of refusing visitation, not following child custody guidelines, failure to pay alimony or child support, withholding assets or property that should be divided or other such circumstances. The thing that is important to remember is that a final divorce decree is a legal document and if your former spouse is failing to abide by the terms of that decree then they are basically breaking the law to an extent. You have legal recourse in such a situation and a skilled divorce lawyer can help ensure that your rights are protected.

Don't Let Your Relationship with Your Children be Compromised

When a former spouse fails to allow you to see your children or in some way limits your ability to spend quality time with them then you can file a contempt of court motion. This legal action alerts the court that divorce orders are not being followed. Family courts are especially concerned when it comes to a child's best interests and if a child is being denied a healthy relationship with one of his or her parents then the consequences can be severe. The judge may find that your former spouse is in fact in contempt of court and he or she could be subjected to fines, loss of custody or visitation or other possible penalties. It is important that you work with an attorney in such circumstances and not attempt to take matters into your own hands when it comes to enforcing your former spouse to follow a divorce decree. Proper use of legal channels can help you achieve your goals much more effectively.

Contact a Divorce Attorney Today about Your Case

No matter how complex or hopeless you may think your case is, a skilled divorce attorney may be able to resolve matters more swiftly and successfully then you may have thought possible. Our dedicated team at the Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner fully understands how important is for court orders to be followed after a divorce. Our clients know they can trust us to look out for their best interests and we may be able to help you resolve your case. Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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