Enforcement actions may be necessary if court orders are not followed in a divorce, child custody or other family law case. This can apply to non-payment of child support, not following child custody arrangements or possession orders, failure to turn over property to the other party or payment of debt as ordered in a court order.

Penalties for not following a court order may include incarceration and fines and most often will include the reimbursement to the injured party of attorney’s fees incurred as a result of the enforcement action.

There is a two-year statute of limitations for the enforcement of the division of tangible personal property that is in existence at the time a divorce decree is entered. There is also a statute of limitations for the enforcement of child support as well as for enforcement of a possession schedule so it is important to seek legal advice about these issues in a timely manner.

Call or contact Carolyn with your questions or concerns. She will help resolve your family law issues.