Once a divorce is complete, it is the responsibility of each party to carry out their side of the agreement. At times, one party fails to carry out the order of the court. In these cases, it may be necessary to initiate an enforcement action. With an enforcement action, you legally document the opposing party’s failure to abide by the order of the court.
Enforcement actions can pertain to:
- Marital and Non-Marital agreements and court orders (such as property or asset distribution)
- Spousal Support
- Parenting Plans
- Child Support
At Strata Law Group, we work closely with you to create a case for the court with the proper documentation and information needed to accurately highlight the reasons behind the enforcement action, and keep the process moving as smoothly as possible.
Once we file the enforcement action, the courts will determine the actions needed and if the case must go to court. We stay with you through the filing and any court appearances, assisting even after the court has decided the action.
modifications of existing court orders
Often times after a divorce, it is necessary to modify existing court orders, either due to time or unforeseen circumstances. Situations where modification to an existing court order could apply include the relocation of a parent, loss of job or large financial loss, minor child turning eighteen, and a change of residence, especially when moving out of state. It is also possible to modify spousal support agreements, parenting plans, and child support.
Depending on the circumstances, the two parties may be able to avoid a court hearing by signing an agreement or stipulation. Other times, when the couple cannot agree, they must rely on court intervention to remedy the situation.
At Strata Law Group, we have experience working with modifications to existing court orders and can assist you and your ex-spouse come to an agreement that works for both parties.
our enforcement action professionals:
Pulling from her rich background of experience, Alexandra (Xana) provides outstanding advocacy and counsel to family law clients.
Alexis works with her clients to face conflict openly and be in control of their life as they transition onto their next phase in life.
Shannon works diligently with each client to identify their goals, which ultimately shapes and drives the strategy of their representation.