Enforcement of Orders in Mesa, AZ
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A court order is designed to give guidelines to parents and former spouses
or partners once they have gone their separate ways.
These orders can include:
- How Much and How Often Support Should Be Paid
- Restrictions on Communication (in Abusive Relationships)
Child Custody /
Visitation Rules and Other Various Issues
However, when one individual involved in the order fails to keep up their
part of the agreement, it can lead to complications, disputes, and other
obstacles. The other side may find themselves needing to enforce the order
to ensure their protection and livelihood is upheld. If you find yourself
in this situation, it is time to call on our
Mesa family lawyer. Bastian Law Offices, PLC can help you determine the next best step to
ensure your court order is followed.
When can I enforce an order?
Not all situations will allow or require you to enforce a court order.
For example, say your spouse was a day late on their
spousal support payment after explaining to you beforehand that they were getting paid later.
In this case, you shouldn’t have to bring matters to court unless
it becomes a habitual pattern or something that begins to negatively affect you.
On the other hand, you should consider enforcing an order when a former spouse:
- Continually fails / refuses to pay child support in full or on time
- Ignores visitation guidelines or always drops off children extremely late
- Does not allow you to have full visitation time with children
- Violates an order of protection in any way
- Fails to pay court ordered spousal maintenance
- Has left the state or area with your child against your will / without
It is crucial that you take legal action as quickly as possible, especially
when matters involve children and child custody. You can work with an
attorney to petition the court to enforce the original order. They may
use civil fines, hold them in contempt of court, order them to pay back-support,
garnish their wages, or use a variety of other legal tools to hold them
accountable. If a parent has left with a child against a court order and
without the other’s knowledge, a warrant may be issued for their arrest.
In other cases, when enforcing the order simply does not work (a parent
lost a job or cannot keep up with payments), the court may opt to modify
the agreement so that both parties can comply. However, the court will
still ensure that the child’s best interests are prioritized in
Don’t wait to take legal action: call on us now!
Just because a former spouse or partner doesn’t like a court order
or thinks they can’t keep up with it doesn’t mean they can
blatantly defy it. If you need to enforce a court order, be sure to reach
out to our Mesa family attorney right away. We are ready to stand up for
your rights and utilize our legal knowledge to secure a positive outcome.
Call for a consultation or fill out a case evaluation online.