Enforcement of Court Orders in Jacksonville

Disregarding Child Custody and Support Orders

If your spouse is in violation of strict court orders after a divorce has taken place, it is important to involve a lawyer at once. There are a few ways that either party can violate divorce agreements.

Situations may include:

  • Non-custodial parent attempting to keep children
  • Non-custodial parent visiting during undesignated times
  • Custodial parent preventing children from visiting
  • Supporting party not paying child support

In these situations and other cases, it is important to involve knowledgeable legal representation from my family law firm. At Charles E. Willmott, P.A., I serve clients with a resolution to see them through all steps of a divorce, including post-divorce conflicts.

Enforcement of Custody and Support Orders in Florida

Ensure that court-ordered custody and support arrangements are enforced in Florida to ensure the welfare of the child and the financial stability of the custodial parent. If one party fails to comply with these orders, a variety of measures can be taken to enforce them. Here are some key points:

  • Wage Garnishment: If the noncustodial parent fails to make child support payments, the court has the authority to mandate wage garnishment, directing a portion of their income to be automatically allocated for child support.
  • Contempt of Court: Failure to adhere to custody or support orders can lead to contempt of court charges. This legal action may result in fines, penalties, or even imprisonment for the noncompliant party.
  • License Suspension: The state has the authority to suspend various licenses, such as driver's licenses and professional licenses, for individuals who consistently fail to fulfill their support obligations.
  • Seizure of Assets: In extreme cases, the court may authorize the seizure of the noncompliant parent's assets to fulfill outstanding support payments.
  • Modification of Orders: If circumstances change, either parent can request a modification of custody or support orders to better align with the current situation.

Navigating the enforcement process can be complex, and seeking legal assistance is advisable to protect the child's and the custodial parent's best interests.

Jacksonville Enforcement Lawyers Protecting Your Family

It is a criminal offense to disregard court given parenting orders. Handling a parenting plan violation is difficult, but it is important to ensure that it is immediately taken care of to avoid any future occurrences. It is best to enlist the help of a lawyer to make sure that the situation does not become worse and that proper legal actions are taken. If this is a situation that is occurring within your family, contact my Jacksonville divorce firm for the representation you deserve!

My firm has the ability to protect you and your family to make sure that all rights are protected. Court orders for child custody, visitation, child support, and alimony are meant to be taken seriously, so get in touch with my firm if they are being disregarded. Whether your ex-spouse is threatening to kidnap or is disregarding his or her responsibility to pay child support, your situation requires immediate and responsive attention. I am prepared to provide you with the help you require during this time.

Contact my firm if you need to have your court orders enforced.

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