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Court-orders are legally binding, and both spouses involved in the divorce must abide by the court's orders. Unfortunately, some spouses refuse to follow the court’s orders made during divorce proceedings, leaving their ex-spouse in a difficult situation.

At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our Houston enforcement lawyers can help you enforce the terms of a current court order. Contact us online or via phone at(713) 766-5355.

Enforceable Orders and Penalties for Non-Compliance

Not all violations of court orders can be punished with a contempt finding, so it is essential to know what your options are before attempting to take an issue to court. The following are a few family law-related court orders that you may be able to enforce through contempt:

If a court finds that a party is in contempt of a court order, they can punish the individual with a variety of penalties, including the suspension of their driver's license, garnished wages, liens, fines, or even jail time.

Using the pending threat of enforcement through contempt, a skilled attorney may be able to help you hold your ex-spouse accountable for their responsibilities outlined within your court order.

Penalties Associated with the Enforcement of Child Support, Custody & Spousal Support Orders

Parents seeking the enforcement of a child support order may file a request with the state Child Support Division take legal action against the parent behind their support payments. These penalties may include the following:

  • Wage garnishment;
  • Seizure of tax refund checks, lottery money, and any other money granted by the state or federal government;
  • Seizure of property;
  • Suspension of licenses, including driving and professional licenses;
  • Pursuing liens against a parent's property or assets;
  • Fines;
  • Jail sentencing.

Parents seeking the enforcement of a child support order may file a request with the state Child Support Division take legal action against the parent behind their support payments. These penalties may include the following:

Pursuing a Child Custody Enforcement Order

Seeking enforcement of a child custody order is sometimes more difficult than seeking enforcement of missed child or spousal support payments. To enforce a custody order, you must ensure that you are keeping detailed records of violations of your custody agreement, including photographs, texts or phone call records to the violating party, and records of the date, time, and location of each violation of the custody order.

If you wish to enforce a currently existing court order, you don't have to do so alone.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced Houston enforcement attorney who can help advocate for your rights in and out of court, contact us online or via phone at (713) 766-5355.

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