Enforcement of Court Orders
If your former spouse is causing you problems by refusing to comply with
the court orders governing your
divorce, you should not attempt to resolve the matter on your own. You ended your
marriage so that you would not have to continue fighting and arguing with
your spouse over broken agreements and conflicting points of view. Now
that you have legally enforceable court orders to define the terms of
the relationship between you and your ex-spouse, you can get the legal
system on your side in a dispute.
A New York City divorce attorney from our firm can represent you with your
former spouse and in court, sparing you the necessity of heated arguments
and confrontations. Our clients know that we are hard-hitting advocates,
and we will fight tirelessly to protect your personal interests as well.
You have a right to demand that your ex-spouse abide by the terms of your
Enforcing Your Court Orders in New York City
family law judge will support your claim for enforcement on any type of court order,
provided that you can prove that your former spouse is acting in violation.
If you are owed maintenance or
child support, the judge may order penalties such as wage garnishment, driver's
license suspension and even an arrest warrant. It is also possible to
seek intervention from the court if your right to
visitation is being tampered with by the parent who has
child custody, such as by cutting your visits short or scheduling other activities over
your time with the children. You can additionally petition for enforcement
of a court order if your former spouse is threatening to make a long-distance
relocation with your children, and you want to protect your rights to shared custody
or visitation by blocking the move.