One of the greatest benefits of a divorce is gaining peace of mind in knowing that the court has established a set of rules and guidelines you and your ex-spouse must follow in the years to come. There is a certain sense of relief in knowing that everything has been handled and the worst troubles are behind you. If your ex does not respect those court orders, though, a whole new set of legal worries might be right on the horizon.
If you need help with the enforcement of court orders established during your divorce, our Dutchess County family law attorneys from the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC are here for you. Put 50+ years of collective legal experience in your corner and fight for the fair treatment you deserve and were supposed to have been granted. Contact us today.
During a divorce, you and your spouse need to come to agreements on a handful of critical aspects of your day-to-day lives and finances. If your divorce was contested, it might have been a real struggle to come to that agreement, and it could suggest your ex-spouse’s inclination to ignore or fail to meet the court’s orders.
Court orders that are frequently violated are centered on matters regarding:
Whether your spouse fails to meet a court order through intentional negligence or simple forgetfulness, you have the right to have them enforced through further litigation or legal action. You may wish to keep a record of any correspondences you have had with your spouse since your divorce, as they could hold evidence of their refusal to hold up their end of an agreement. This is especially true if you have been speaking to them to request their fulfillment of a court order.
Sometimes a child custody court order is ignored by an ex-spouse, and they bring your child back to their property when they had no legal right to do so. This might be an honest mistake and they lost track of the visitation or custody schedule, or it could be an intentional criminal act that could constitute kidnapping. If you have any reason to believe that your ex-spouse has taken your child and does not intend to relinquish custody, or if they are going to leave the state without your express permission, you should contact the police as soon as possible.
The enforcement of court orders is not a matter that should be taken lightly, and any violation must not be met with leniency. Your livelihood and well-being, and those of your children, are at stake when a court order is not met. When you work with our Dutchess County divorce attorneys, know that we recognize the seriousness of your situation and will press forward with urgency.
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