After a final court order has been issued in a divorce case, you might assume that your problems are over. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It may become necessary to enforce a court order should a person fail to pay child support or spousal support, if you are being denied your visitation rights, or if any other court order is being violated or ignored. The process of enforcing a court order is not a simple one, so make sure to consult with a Burleson enforcement attorney as soon as possible if you need to file a motion for enforcement.
The laws and regulations for motions for enforcement are found in Texas Family Code § 157.001-157.426.
In general, a motion for enforcement must include the following information:
The statute specifically states that this information must be "in ordinary and concise language," which is why it is imperative to hire an experienced divorce attorney for counsel and guidance in a motion for enforcement. Otherwise, your motion could be denied and you will continue suffering from unfair denial of your rights.
The attorneys at Coontz Cochran share more than five decades of collective legal experience and have received numerous industry awards, including ranking among Texas Super Lawyers®. With our advice and representation, you could file a detailed and concise motion and prove to the court that enforcement is necessary. This way the erring party will be required by law to take action and resolve the issue or suffer penalties.
Prior to joining Coontz Cochran, Jeff Cochran was an associate in the Arlington, Texas office of Hill Gilstrap. He then joined the Firm in 1999. He handles our Family Law litigation practice almost exclusively.