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Divorce Order Enforcement in Jacksonville, FL

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Ways to Enforce Your Divorce Agreements

Contempt / Enforcement

You’ve gone through the difficult part, jumped through the hurdles, and your divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always mean the end of your legal journey. All too often, we work with women whose ex-spouse is uncooperative and not fulfilling their obligations as determined by the divorce.

Here is the big question, what is the difference between contempt and enforcement?

An enforcement order is basically an order that directs your ex-spouse to take a specified course of action within a certain time frame. Enforcement can be used for things that aren’t necessarily financial in nature. A great example would be, if your ex-spouse is not following the parenting plan, an enforcement order would require them to abide by that order.

Contempt of court is slightly different. A judge can hold your ex-spouse in contempt of court to force them to pay their obligations, such as child support. These funds are is critical to your livelihood and the livelihood of your children, which is why they were awarded initially. We understand the precarious predicament this put you in.

When it comes to something this important, trust the experienced team of attorneys at Florida Women’s Law Group. We are committed to providing you a positive experience all while seamlessly handling the meticulous details.

Contempt V/S Enforcement

What is the difference between enforcement and contempt?

Enforcement

An enforcement order is basically an order that directs your ex-spouse to take a specified course of action within a certain time frame. Enforcement can be used for things that aren’t necessarily financial in nature. A great example would be, if your ex-spouse is not following the parenting plan, an enforcement order would require them to abide by that order.

As it relates to financial obligations there are many options available, such as:

  • Wage garnishing
  • Driver license suspension
  • Business or professional license suspension
  • Asset seizure
  • Liens
  • Arrest warrants

Contempt

Contempt of court is slightly different. A judge can hold your ex-spouse in contempt of court to force them to pay their obligations, such as child support.

After the motion is filed, the court will set a hearing date. At the hearing, if the judge finds your ex-spouse in contempt of court your ex-spouse could face the following:

  • Jail time
  • Payment of attorney fees
  • Payment of court fees and costs

If you are not receiving what was originally awarded to you, call our experienced attorneys today. You need an ally, a team who understands your needs and will fight for you.

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