Sometimes, disagreements after divorce become so sharp that one party takes the other to court to enforce child support, alimony or other orders. If the judge finds for the plaintiff, the defendant can be held in contempt, subjected to wage garnishment or even jailed. When enforcement of orders is sought, both sides need legal representation to present their side of the story. Blue Springs family attorney Troy Leavitt represents both sides in these disputes.
In a child support or alimony enforcement proceeding, the plaintiff’s attorney presents the facts to the court. If a default is found, a judge will have to determine whether the nonpayment was willful. In a child custody or visitation enforcement proceeding, judges have the option of ordering that future contact with the child be restricted or supervised by a third party.
Our position at Troy J. Leavitt Law Firm, LLC, is that court orders must be taken seriously and that a plaintiff needs legal recourse when the other party is willfully ignoring his or her responsibilities. At the same time, some enforcement (or contempt of court) proceedings arise out of emotion or spite, and defendants in such cases are entitled to a robust defense, which our firm can provide.
The Troy J. Leavitt Law Firm, LLC is experienced in these procedures and can guide you through the process. Our lawyer also assists with modifications to court orders when circumstances within the family dictate a change.
Contact us at (816) 288-6000 to schedule a confidential consultation.
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