Once your divorce has been finalized and approved by the court, the terms of your divorce become legally binding. If your former spouse is failing to meet his or her legal obligations, our Orlando enforcement attorneys can help you seek enforcement through the Florida courts.
Finalizing a divorce takes time and effort for all parties involved. The process is intended to provide the former spouses with certainty as they move forward with the next stages of their lives. This includes child custody, finances, and ownership of property (through equitable distribution).
As a result, the Florida courts do not take it lightly when one former spouse fails to meet his or her obligations. Through an “enforcement action,” individuals can seek judicial intervention to compel their former spouses to follow the terms of their divorce. Talk to a family law attorney with extensive experience to determine if filing a motion for civil contempt/enforcement is the right action to take.
Filing an Enforcement Action in Orlando
The attorneys at McMichen, Cinami & Demps have over 50 years of combined experience representing clients in divorces and enforcement actions in the greater Orlando, FL area. If you need to enforce the terms of your divorce, we can help you file an enforcement action with the court. Seeking enforcement requires adherence to strict procedures and can become quite complex. Our attorneys will be there with you every step of the way to help you achieve a favorable outcome.
At the McMichen, Cinami & Demps law firm, we represent clients in all types of enforcement actions, including:
Time Sharing. As part of your divorce, you and your former spouse should have established a parenting plan that sets out your respective rights regarding custody and visitation. If your former spouse is not adhering to the terms of your parenting plan, we can help you enforce your parental rights.
Child Support. Court orders regarding child support specify monthly payment amounts and the date on which support payments should end. If your former spouse has stopped paying child support (or is not paying enough), we can help you enforce his or her obligations.
Spousal Support. Your final divorce should also state the terms of any spousal support (alimony) agreed upon between the parties or mandated by the court. Like child support obligations, spousal support obligations can be enforced through the courts.
Failure to Transfer Property. As part of the equitable distribution of property in your divorce, your spouse may have committed to transfer property into your name. This could include the family home, vehicles, boats, and any other assets. If your spouse is refusing to cooperate or is not responding to your attempts to transfer property as required, we can go to court to enforce your rights.
Enforcing a Former Spouse’s Obligations After a Divorce
There are many different ways that the Florida courts can compel former spouses to adhere to the terms of their divorce.
Other tools that either result in a direct transfer of funds (for child support and alimony) or provide strong incentives to comply.
Defending Against Enforcement Actions in Orlando
In addition to representing former spouses in enforcing custody, child support, alimony, and property transfer rights, our attorneys also defend clients against their former spouses’ enforcement actions. Your former spouse could be overreaching. You might have legal justification for failing to comply with the terms of your divorce. Whatever the circumstances may be, we can help you protect yourself in court.
In many cases, individuals are simply no longer able to meet obligations that they undertook months or years in the past. If you lost your job, were forced to relocate, or experienced any other major changes in your life, we may also be able to help you seek to modify the terms of your divorce.
Get Help with Your Enforcement Action – Contact McMichen, Cinami & Demps Today
If you are having issues enforcing or complying with the terms of your divorce, the experienced family law attorneys at McMichen, Cinami & Demps are here to help. Call today for a free consultation with an experienced Orlando enforcement lawyer.
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