Enforcement of Orders

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Enforcement of Orders

While it would be ideal that everyone would obey the orders of the court, this is often not the case. In family law, we often find that opposing parties are resistant to following through with the court’s orders regarding child support, visitation, custody terms, and various other decisions ordered by the court.

At Fair Cadora, we understand how frustrating a violation of court orders can be and are here to help. Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience in family law and are not afraid to go the distance for our clients to enforce their rights.

What Happens If You Violate a Court Order?

Enforcing the orders made by the court is crucial to ensuring your rights are protected. Enforcement can range from wage garnishments, levies, liens, forced sales of property to judicial determinations and contempt. In the event that a contempt action is filed, the penalties can range from fines to jail time and can have long term consequences. If a party decides to ignore a court order, a contempt action might be required to remedy the situation.

You can be held in contempt if you:

Here at Fair Cadora, we understand that personal circumstances can change at any given moment. Rather than filing a contempt action immediately, which is a costly, complex, and time-consuming process, we believe it is sometimes more effective to try and remedy the situation in other ways to save you time and money. Our lawyers are here to empower you with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding your specific case.

Schedule a Strategy Session with One of Our Enforcement of Orders Legal Experts

At Fair Cadora we offer a strategy session for potential new clients to help take some of the pressure off the legal process. We like for our potential new clients to get to know us and get a feel for our practice, so they can feel confident with our representation. If you’re facing enforcement of orders and not sure where to start, contact one of our experienced San Diego enforcement of orders attorneys to schedule a strategy session.

Request Case Evaluation

At Fair Cadora, we understand that family law cases can be overwhelming and stressful. The attorney you choose can make or break your case. That’s why we offer a paid strategy session to all potential clients. We want you to have the chance to connect with us and gain your trust, while receiving valuable advice and insight about your situation. During a strategy session, we will review the details of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your legal options. The quality of our work and advice during a strategy session will allow you to make an informed decision about the next steps in your case and assess if it feels like a fit for us to work together. The first step is to request a case evaluation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To enforce a child support order, you can file a Request for Order, seeking the court’s assistance. Wage garnishment and contempt proceedings are also potential avenues for enforcement. Each case has its unique circumstances and an attorney should be consulted about what type of request to make to the court in your particular case.

If the other parent is not complying with visitation orders, document violations and consult an attorney about your options.

If spousal support payments have been ordered but are not being made, interest at the judicial rate automatically accrues on the arrears owed. There are various options available to pursue collection on the arrears, depending on the circumstances of your case.

While court intervention is often necessary, alternative dispute resolution methods may be an avenue to pursue prior to filing with the court.

If circumstances change, file a Request for Order to modify child custody, support, or visitation orders. The court will review the request based on the best interests of the child or relevant factors in the case.