When court order compliance doesn’t occur, it can create problems for the party on the other end of the order. Problems which the court intended to prevent.
For example, if one party was ordered to pay spousal maintenance (alimony) but doesn’t, it can put the receiving party and their family in dire financial straights.
Attorney Tonya D. Jones, an experienced divorce lawyer, will represent your interests if a court order that you’re a party to isn’t being honored. To schedule a consultation with Attorney Jones to discuss your case, call our law office at 832-230-4210.
Ensuring Court Order Compliance
In order to ensure compliance with family or civil court orders, it may be necessary to file an enforcement if other efforts to get the ordered party to pay fail. We at Jones Law, PLLC know what it takes to have a court order enforced, and we understand the importance to the receiving party of prompt service.
Common Reasons for Order Enforcement
Oftentimes, when Jones Law, PLLC is retained to execute order enforcement filings, it’s usually due to a failure to transfer property, failure to pay child support or alimony, or possession enforcement.
The safest and most effective way to promulgate court order enforcement is by contacting an attorney and using the family court system to your advantage. We do not recommend directly addressing the non-compliant party.
Contempt of Court
There are penalties for failing to adhere to a court order. Our first step would be to file an order for contempt of court. Once completed, a criminal penalty may be applied to the non-compliant party for violating the court order which could land them in the Harris County Jail for up to 6 months. Failure to adhere to a court order can also result in Texas Driver License suspension, wage garnishment, and numerous other stifling penalties.
Enforcing a Court Order
In order for a court order to be enforceable the terms of the order need to be unambiguous and specific in nature.
For example: the name of the person ordered, what that person is required to do, where it should be done, in addition to the “how” and “when”, should be clearly specified for a court order to be enforceable. Otherwise, further litigation may be required to elicit a clarification of the order from the issuing court.
Need A Houston Court Order Enforcement Lawyer?
Consult Attorney Tonya D. Jones for Representation
Attorney Tonya D. Jones has assisted numerous Houstonians in their fight to affect court order compliance. We understand how the failure of one party to keep their end of agreement, or to adhere to a court order, can negative affect your life and the stability of your family.
Even you were falsely accused of failing to comply with a court order we can help you. You’ll need an experienced legal team on your side, to ensure your rights are defended and you realize a fair conclusion. To get started, contact Jones Law, PLLC and ask to speak with Attorney Tonya D. Jones. Call our law office at 832-230-4210.