Gresham Support Enforcement Lawyers
Making Sure You Get the Support You Need
When the divorce proceeding has reached its conclusion, the two parties are presented with the agreed-upon divorce judgment. This judgment contains language to clarify all the factors that were discussed — such as custody, child support, and alimony — during the proceedings. When one party breaks the terms of the judgment, it can result in severe consequences.
At Gresham Family & Bankruptcy Law, our lawyers represent clients through the full range of family law matters. If your ex-spouse is failing to uphold the terms of your divorce order, it is wise to seek the counsel of our skilled Gresham support enforcement lawyers as soon as possible. We can help you hold the other party accountable and ensure that you receive the support payments you are owed.
Upholding Your Child Support & Spousal Support Orders
Sometimes, when one party fails to follow the provisions set out in the General Judgment, the other individual attempts to take matters into his or her own hands. For example, if one parent is not paying his or her child support obligations, the other parent may simply deny visitation. This is certainly not a recommended course of action and can negatively impact your children.
The court has specific penalties in place to sanction or punish anyone who does not honor a divorce judgment. Courts can determine it is best to modify the custody or parenting time arrangement or can impose financial penalties or fines.
The court has the power to hold a party in contempt for disobeying a judgment. The court can impose jail time, the payment of attorneys’ fees, and compensation for all missed payments through contempt proceedings.
Act Now. Call GFBL.
If the other parent of your child or your ex-spouse is failing to make the appropriate support payments, do not attempt to settle the matter on your own. Instead, schedule a consultation with our Gresham support enforcement lawyers to learn more about your legal options.
Call (503) 470-2230 today to get started.