Austin, Texas, Enforcement Attorney
When the dust has settled after a divorce or other family law proceeding, the drama is not always over. For example, an ex-spouse may not be paying child support, assets may not be turned over as the court instructed, or a visitation schedule is not being followed. In such cases, where an ex-spouse does not honor a part of the Court’s order, then the other party has the right to pursue an enforcement action to rectify the situation.
An Enforcement Action Can Save a Lot of Headaches and Heartache
Suppose the spouse ordered to pay child support has stopped paying, or they are only paying part of the child support ordered. They may be held in contempt of court, thrown in jail, and/or fined. Past-due child support payments can become a money judgment. Then, the non-paying spouse may have to make additional payments toward the money judgment every month (in addition to paying the child support then currently due). Any action by one party to make the other party do what they were told to do by the court in a previous order can be the basis of an enforcement action. As an additional claim, that non-complying party can be ordered to pay the legal fees incurred by the party that has to file the enforcement action, if the court rules in favor of the filing party.
The Morrison Law Firm has extensive experience providing sound legal advice and representation to those that need help enforcing a divorce decree or any other order. Enforcement actions may pertain to any part of the previously entered family law orders. However, the majority of the enforcement actions involve child support, property division, and visitation.
Don't Let Life Unexpectedly Derail You – We Can Help
However, maybe you are the ex-spouse not paying child support as ordered. Maybe you are not capable of paying. That, too, should be appropriately documented and presented to the court for consideration. Maybe you have lost a job, suffered an injury that prevents work, or otherwise have become unable to earn enough money to pay your support obligations. In these type cases, a good family law attorney can help defend you against enforcement claims and, maybe, even help modify a previous child support to reflect your changed circumstances and give you some reprieve from your financial difficulties.
In any case, for either side, it's imperative to engage a family law attorney to help rectify the situation. The sooner problems with compliance with a final order are addressed by an experienced attorney, the better for all involved – especially the children.
Greg Morrison is an experienced trial lawyer who will work hard to present your case in an Enforcement action. In cases where settlement out of court is not possible, you will need an experienced trial lawyer like Greg to prosecute or defend your case vigorously. At the Morrison Law Firm, we have over 29 years of family law and trial experience, and we are ready to help you through the enforcement action process.
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Comprehensive, Creative, Trusted Family Law Help
Our family law team brings extensive experience to the table, which enables us to provide a wide range of advice and representation regarding family law matters, such as:
At the Morrison Law Firm, we achieve faster, less-costly results with less stress and more respect for everyone's emotional well-being. If resolution is only possible in court, we will ensure your rights and interests remain the focus of our efforts on your behalf there as well.
Texas family law attorney serving communities throughout Central Texas
Whether it is divorce, alimony, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, or other family law concerns, trusted family lawyer Greg Morrison can make a difference in your life.
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