Establishment, Modification & Enforcement of Court Orders

Establishment, Modification & Enforcement of Court Orders

 As time passes and circumstances change, court orders may no longer fit your family situation.  Either party may move for a change, or modification, to an existing court order for custody, visitation, child support, or alimony.  The moving party must be prepared to demonstrate that there has been a material change in the parties' circumstances.  

Modifying Court Orders When Circumstances Change.  Our family law attorneys can assist you in preparing and filing a Complaint for Modification of your existing custody, visitation, or support orders.  In some instances, it may be possible to negotiate an acceptable Agreement for Modification, either before or after the filing of a Complaint for Modification, avoiding the time and expense of a contested hearing.

Enforcement of Existing Court Orders.  From time to time, a party will cease making alimony payments, fail to show up for parenting time, or fail to make child support payments.  In the event that a party is willfully in violation of a current court order for alimony, visitation, or child support, enforcement by the court may be necessary.  A party who violates a court order for alimony, visitation, or child support is said to be in "contempt".  By filing a Complaint for Contempt, our family law attorneys can use the power of the court to enforce orders for custody or parenting time, obtain much needed alimony or child support payments, and even seek compensation for attorney's fees on your behalf in some instances.

 

Modifying a Family Court Order: What Constitutes a Change in Circumstances?

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Enforcing a Family Court Order:  Complaint for Contempt.

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