Enforcement Of Child Custody And Child Support Orders
Once a divorce is final, the court issues an order that is binding on both people. The decree usually sets out conditions and requirements that both must follow. These conditions apply to property division, child custody and visitation arrangements, and child support obligations. The divorce decree can also cover a multitude of details such as who is entitled to tax exemptions and who must cover the children’s insurance.
Unfortunately, a divorce decree does not always mean the end of court proceedings forever. If one person fails to comply with the decree or with other court orders, legal action may become necessary.
At Heinrich Christian, PLLC, we represent clients at all stages of the divorce process — from filing the initial papers to enforcing court orders after the divorce or child custody proceeding is finalized.
With more than 25 years of combined experience, our lawyers provide caring and attentive representation to ease clients’ worries in what is often a difficult process.
When Going Back To Court Becomes Necessary
If the other party disobeys the divorce decree or court order, you may be able to pursue legal action in court. For example, it may become necessary to pursue enforcement of the divorce decree if the other party:
- Fails to pay child support
- Fails to turn over property or real estate
- Fails to pay post-divorce support to you
- Fails to pay taxes
- Fails to pay health insurance
- Fails to comply with the visitation or custody arrangement
The consequences for failing to comply with court orders can be severe. You can face heavy fines, wage garnishment and even jail time. If you’ve had an enforcement action filed against you, it is critical to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
Personalized And Attentive Legal Counsel
At Heinrich Christian, PLLC, we provide personal representation for clients in family law enforcement matters. As a small Texas law firm, we invest the time and resources into providing individualized attention for each and every client’s case.
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing outstanding client service. We are always accessible for clients’ questions and concerns. At the heart of our practice is a commitment to not only providing exceptional service, but also building relationships.