Enforcement of Orders in NY
Seek Legal Representation from Our Brooklyn Family Lawyer
divorce process has been completed, both parties are obligated to the provisions
that are established regarding
spousal support. However, if one party is not in compliance with court orders, it is imperative
to obtain the legal assistance of a qualified family law attorney in order
to ensure that these provisions are fulfilled.
The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C., we are dedicated to helping frustrated and upset individuals enforce
the original order of the divorce decree. Allow Attorney Wayne Crowe to
petition in the courts on your behalf today.
Consequences for Failing to Fulfill Court Orders
When an ex-spouse fails to obey the terms of a decree such as property
division or spousal support, the wronged spouse must act on their own
to enforce the order. Upon the judge’s approval, this commands the
non-compliant spouse to appear before the judge. Unless the non-compliant
party can develop a proper defense and provide the judge with a viable
reason why he or she disobeyed the decree, the court can find him or her
The judge must find that the non-compliant parent willfully and intentionally
disobeyed or ignored the court orders. In regards to child support, New
York’s Support Collection Unit (SCU) doesn’t need court approval
to take enforcement measures against non-compliant parents.
Consequences for failing to fulfill court orders include:
- Wage/income garnishment
- Interception of tax refunds
- Freeze bank accounts
- Report non-paying parent to credit bureaus
- Lien on business or home
- Loss of driver’s license and passport
- Loss of occupational or professional license
10+ Years of Experience On Your Side
The courts are adamant about making sure that divorces comply with the
orders which were established in the divorce agreement. With
over a decade of legal experience, our Brooklyn family attorney has an extensive understanding of New York
family laws in order to effectively guide you through the process.
Contact our firm to schedule a
free consultation with one of our seasoned Bronx divorce attorneys.