San Diego Child Support Enforcement Attorney
You spent days fighting over alimony, child support, property division, child custody, visitation and other family law issues. You thought you were done with this battle. Now, the other party refuses to follow a court order. What should you do?
Child Support Enforcement Lawyers in San Diego
You have a legal right to enforce your settlement agreement, divorce decree or other court order. Contact our San Diego child support enforcement attorney — Anthony C. Starks, Attorney at Law — to discuss your legal options: 619.573.6162. Our lawyers have more than 25 years of experience handling family law matters such as child support enforcement. We understand how frustrated you are right now and our lawyers will work quickly to ensure that the other party is held accountable.
Our child support lawyers have experience handling enforcement actions involving:
- Failure to pay child support or spousal support/alimony
- Child custody and visitation schedule violations
- Failure to release funds or otherwise comply with court-ordered property division
- Failure to follow other court orders
Asserting Your Rights, Enforcing Obligations
Forcing the other party to comply by bringing a contempt action is always an option. However, we may be able to use more reasonable and less costly methods in your case. Generally, my first step is to try to resolve this issue informally by contacting the other party on my client's behalf. If this approach doesn't work, I take the case to court.
The court has various remedies it can use to require someone to follow a court order, including driver's license revocation, wage garnishment (in support cases) and even requiring the delinquent party to open a trust account. The final straw, of course, is to hold the other party in contempt of court. A contempt action is a criminal action against the other party that can send him or her to jail. It is, and should be, a last resort.
In some cases, failure to follow a court order can also lead to a modification of the court order. For example, if one parent fails to cooperate with a visitation schedule, the other parent can request — and will have a strong reason for requesting — a modification in child custody/visitation.
Contact a San Diego Child Support Lawyer Today!
Whether you need to enforce a child support, child custody, spousal support, property division, visitation or other court order, contact one of our payment enforcement attorneys today. Call our lawyers at 619.573.6162 for a free consultation.