Enforcing Court Orders
Courts in the state of Florida retain jurisdiction over matters they have previously adjudicated. After a court delivers a final judgment regarding the issue(s) before it, the court can enforce its ruling when one of the parties is in violation of the order or judgment. Court orders must be complied with. When an individual neglects the provisions and responsibilities outlined in the court order, the wronged party can obtain the help of a lawyer to enforce a court order. At Parker & DuFresne, P.A. we have the knowledge and ability to help you enforce the court orders that you and your former spouse must live by.
There are several different types of court orders that are involved in family law proceedings. If a party has been ordered to do a specific thing and he or she refuses or doesn’t comply, it can result in very serious consequences. Our family law experts can help if parenting time and/or visitation agreements are not being honored; if alimony and/or child support payments are not being made; and/or if court orders regarding equitable distribution of assets and liabilities are being disobeyed.
Options for enforcement actions can be varied. It is possible that a simple-but-to-the-point letter will take care of the matter. It is also possible that litigation and motions that carry hefty consequences are necessary. In order to enforce an order or judgment, Florida courts can enter a monetary judgment for vested arrearages, suspend the non-compliant parent’s driver’s license, garnish the non-compliant parent’s wages, suspend any of the non-compliant parent’s professional licenses, and/or place a lien on properties belonging to the non-compliant parent. The courts also have the option of finding the non-compliant parent in contempt of court. This option includes the possible consequence of being incarcerated.
If you are not receiving cooperation from your former spouse regarding court orders associated with a family law issue, Parker & DuFresne, P.A. attorneys can assist with enforcement of your court orders. If, on the other hand, you are the party being accused of not honoring court orders or are facing enforcement actions, Parker & DuFresne, P.A. attorneys can help you as well. In both situations, we will work to protect your rights during the process of arriving at a successful resolution. Ultimately, the attorneys at Parker & DuFresne, P.A. want to be part of the solution in such a manner that does not create unnecessary court time. Since every situation is different, we will discuss options and develop strategies that are appropriate for your particular case.
Parker & DuFresne, P.A. serves clients in Duval, St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau counties. If you are dealing with court order enforcement issues, it is imperative that you be pro-active in seeking the legal advice and representation of an experienced Parker & DuFresne, P.A. attorney as soon as possible. Waiting to do so could negatively impact your ability to achieve a positive resolution to the matter. Protect your legal rights by contacting Parker & DuFresne, P. A. at 904.733.7766 or at http://www.jaxlawcenter.com to schedule a free and confidential consultation. At Parker & DuFresne, P.A., our skilled family law attorneys are ready to represent and protect your interests during court order enforcement proceedings.