What Should I Do When My Ex Isn't Following a Court Order?

A lot of people involved in a divorce think once the final judgement is entered, the hard part is over. However, many different post-decree issues can arise as a result of one party not following the court order. In this case, the complying party will first need to file a Petition for Rule to Show Cause with the court, asking the court to determine from the opposing party why the judgement isn't being followed. 

If a party is willfully violating an order, he/she can be held in contempt of court and be ordered to pay compensation to the opposing party. However, if the violation is not willful, for example if a party is supposed to make a lump sum payment and simply doesn't have the money, the court will try to work out a resolution to reach the end result indicated by the judgement. 

If you are experiencing a situation like this, contact our divorce attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your options.

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