Enforcing Divorce Orders in Florida
Few things are more frustrating after a divorce than to live with the uncertainty of whether your ex-spouse will pay child support on time or provide visitation on the scheduled times. If your ex-spouse is not complying with the terms your child support or parenting time order, our lawyers can guide you through the legal process of enforcing those orders.
At Sosa Law Office, P.A. , in Brandon, our attorneys help clients throughout Florida's west central Gulf Coast protect their rights under existing court orders. We also assist with modification of those orders to accommodate changes in your life.
What Is an Enforcement Action?
An enforcement action is a court order to take an affirmative action to comply with a divorce order. Examples of enforcement actions include:
- Ordering a spouse to pay child support, including arrearages
- Ordering a spouse to pay alimony, including arrearages
- Ordering a spouse to provide visitation per a court-ordered parenting plan
- Including you in decision-making for your child when you and your spouse share legal custody of your child
If your ex-spouse does not comply with the court order, then the judge can find him or her in contempt of court. Your spouse can face jail if he or she does not comply with the court order.
Repeated failure to provide visitation per a court order can also lead to a change in child custody. Willingness to provide visitation is one of the factors judges use in determining which parent should have primary physical custody.
Contact Our Brandon Contempt Action Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation
For more information about enforcement of child support and visitation or to schedule a free consultation with a Brandon enforcement attorney, call 813-413-4452. Our Brandon law office is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. We offer evening and weekend appointments upon request and accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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