Do you have a standing divorce order, a child support order, or a child custody order? Has your former spouse or partner failed to comply with provisions of that order? You may be entitled to an Order of Enforcement and should consult with a family law attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys could help you with court order enforcement in various types of Short Hills family law cases.
What is enforcement? It is the act of filing a petition asking a court to make someone follow an order. Courts in New Jersey have broad discretion when it comes to enforcement actions. The most significant power is the ability to hold a person in contempt. A contempt order can include significant penalties, such as:
Enforcement actions for a family law case in Short Hills can be taken on any almost standing court order. For our purposes, this includes:
If someone is failing to comply with a court order and either you or your children are being deprived as a result, we would recommend contacting an attorney. An attorney can review your options with you, which may include simply contacting the offending party or sending a demand letter. In some circumstances, contact from an attorney and the threat of further legal action is enough to compel a person to resume complying with orders. In addition, if the offending party still refuses to comply, an attorney can file a petition and bring the matter before the court for contempt proceedings. To learn more about court order enforcement in Short Hills family law cases, call today.