Enforcing Court Orders That Have Been Ignored
It is not uncommon for one side in a divorce to stop complying with court orders. This often happens in the areas of child support, legal decision-making, physical custody, parenting-time and property/debt division. I help parents in getting all these orders enforced.
Negotiating Needed Child Support Modifications
Child support enforcement is the most common kind of enforcement. Many custodial parents go to court and win a judgment to be paid — and still they are not paid. This is when enforcement becomes necessary.
Arizona provides a number of ways to enforce child support orders. If you are the party seeking enforcement, you may:
- Seek to have the other party placed in contempt
- Ask that the wages of the noncompliant parent be garnished
- Ask that the arrearage be taken by bank levy
- Put a lien on their house or car
- Have the nonpaying parent cited for contempt
The state has additional measures it can impose. It can:
- Suspend the noncompliant parent’s driver’s license or other state licenses
- Intercept tax refunds
- Intercept lottery winnings
- Deny passport requests
An Attorney Skilled At Obtaining Child Support Enforcement
By law, child support is one bill everyone must pay. Nonpaying parents take extraordinary measures to avoid past-due payment: They may move out of state, change identities or change ownership of their car or home to another person to avoid confiscation. Collecting court-ordered support can be quite a challenge.
Hire me, Katherine Kraus, to be your child support collection lawyer. I have helped hundreds of parents to crack this difficult nut. I also work with noncompliant parents who have logical reasons for being unable to pay, to start making a dent in arrearages, until they are able to resume full payment.