Violation of Divorce Decree?

Family Law Attorney in Houston Enforces Court Orders

Photo of a recently divorced coupleIs your ex-spouse not following the agreements laid out during your divorce? Does he or she refuse to allow you your parental visitation rights? Is he or she behind in child support payments? Do you need alimony enforcement? If so, you need a qualified Houston family law attorney. We will enforce the court’s order to fix the violation of divorce decree. Attorney John K. Grubb offers aggressive divorce representation and is not afraid to take your ex to court to enforce your divorce decree or any other court order.

Protect Your Child’s Rights Regarding Parenting Time and Child Support

Court order enforcement is used in cases where an ex-spouse is not following the guidelines set out during a divorce proceeding. Enforcement of Court orders is often due to child-related issues such as child support or visitation rights. Parents who have not paid child support are usually must comply with a wage deduction order or a contempt order. In a wage deduction order, a portion of a parent’s income is deducted and sent to a state agency to cover child support. Alternatively, the court can issue a contempt order, which is where a judge can sentence the parent to a fine or jail time.

Failure to pay child support is a serious offense and can result in severe penalties to the parent who failed to pay. These may include steep fees, the suspension of any professional licenses and liens placed upon his or her property. Additionally, if you fail to pay child support, you can face prosecution, which may result in a fine of up to $500 and jail time of up to six months.

What happens when one parent refuses the other parent his or her parental rights? As a way to enforce the rights of the visiting parent, the court can hold the other parent in contempt. Also, a Court can hold a parent in contempt if the parent relocates without a court order.

Divorce Decree Enforcement in the Greater Houston TX Area

John K. Grubb understands the pain and frustration associated with undergoing a divorce. There is additional frustration of supporting a child on your own when a former spouse fails to pay child support or spousal support (called maintenance). When exes refuse to co-parent their children and follow the child custody schedules, this creates havoc for the children and the parent who is thinking of the children’s best interests.

Are you constantly battling your former spouse in an effort to get past due child support or spousal maintenance? Do you need assistance enforcing your custody and visitation schedule? If so, then you need our family law attorney in Houston. Our office can discuss the best course of action, including contempt of court divorce options and other court order enforcement.