Enforcement of Your Court Orders is Available with Representation From Our Affordable Fort Worth Family Lawyers
Enforcement of Court Orders in Fort Worth and Arlington, TX
In Texas, all decisions made by the court in a family law matter must be followed by each party involved. When one party fails to hold up their end of the agreement, the court will hold that party in contempt until they comply.
If your former spouse or partner is failing to comply with a court order, it’s important to bring this to the court’s attention by filing a motion for enforcement. The award-winning DFW family attorneys at Sean Lynch can help you do this effectively so that you can bring a quick end to this stressful situation.
Failure to Comply with Court Orders Is Contempt of Court
When a court order is disobeyed, courts in Texas have the power to enter a “contempt” order. Being held in contempt is a serious matter that can involve some stiff penalties, including fees, fines and even jail time. The maximum amount of time a person can be incarcerated for violating a court order is 180 days.
Quality Legal Services at a Price You Can Afford
The family lawyers at Sean Lynch, PLLC, are pleased to offer some of the most affordable legal services in Fort Worth and Arlington. Unlike other law firms in DFW, we are up-front about our pricing, so that you know exactly what you’ll pay.
We are able to offer the majority of our services for an initial retainer of $2,000; however, some enforcement cases might be less. Likewise, some cases might require additional upfront funds.
What sets us apart from other attorneys is that we do not bill hourly. Rather, we bill out of the initial retainer based on a flat-rate, per event price structure, which is outlined in your contract. This way, you know exactly what to expect on your monthly bill based on what work has been done in your case. No hidden fees, only up-front pricing.
How to Enforce Court Orders
To enforce a court order, you must file a motion for enforcement. This motion must call out the specific provisions that were violated, as well as the relief you are requesting from the court. Given the penalties that can be imposed on violators, it’s very important that the language in the motion is very precise. As your Tarrant County legal representatives, we will write the motion to give you the best chance of winning.
What Court Orders Can I Enforce?
Depending on the nature of the court order, there are different avenues we can take to enforce your rights. We will work in compliance with the Family Code in Texas to make sure we have the most effective strategy for your case.
In Texas, you can motion for enforcement of any of the following types of court orders:
- Child support
- Property division
- Spousal support
Can Court Orders Be Modified?
Yes, in certain situations an existing court order can be modified. However, getting a modification approved is not automatic, as you’ll need to prove a “material and substantial change in circumstances.” Judges take agreements very seriously given how hard the court, attorneys, and parties involved hard to work to reach it in the first place.
Hire a Fort Worth Family Attorney for Your Court Enforcement Case
If you’re not receiving your child support payments, it’s not only illegal, it’s just plain wrong. Our aggressive Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas-area family attorneys will work with you and the courts to enforce your rights and bring you what’s rightfully yours. Call today at 817-668-5879 to schedule a consultation with our award-winning Texas legal team today and let us get to work for you.