Enforcement of Court Orders
Divorce & Family Law in Richmond & Sugar Land, TX
Divorce takes a toll both emotionally and financially for everyone involved. Issues like child support, division of property and child custody can create great stress for all during the proceedings. By choosing the Van Slyke & Kestler Law Firm some of these difficulties will become a much smoother process. Our firm will also serve as the buffer zone in which various matters can be settled fairly and relatively amicably.
Once decisions for family law matters have been made, the orders given by the court are binding and must be followed by both parties in the divorce. Failure to pay child support or to adhere to visitation and custody agreements can result in legal proceedings for contempt of court that can lead to jail time, fines or both.
Clear and Specific Language
Final decrees in divorce proceedings must be written in clear and specific terms that can be interpreted without ambiguity by the courts. Common topics covered in these legal documents include:
Visitation agreements which should include the specific times at which children are to be picked up and dropped off and should state where these exchanges are to take place.
The amount of child support to be paid and the dates on which these payments should be made.
Complete and exact details of property division, including the allocation of debts and real property along with liquid assets in bank accounts, retirement accounts and other financial resources.
Precise language ensures divorce terms can be carried out effectively. Lester Van Slyke, Jr. and Michelle R. Kestler can provide you and your family with added clarity during these stressful court proceedings.
The Enforcement Process
If a parent fails to comply with their legal obligations outlined in the final divorce decree, they may be charged with contempt of court under Texas statutes. A family law lawyer can file an Enforcement Action requesting the assistance of the court to ensure that the terms of the divorce decree are followed. Possible consequences for continued failure to comply with these provisions include fines, jail time or both.
A leading family law firm in Richmond and Sugar Land, TX, our firm can help you and your children negotiate the divorce process more smoothly. The Van Slyke & Kestler Law Firm offers expert representation for issues involving property division, child custody, visitation rights and many other challenges facing families today.
We work with you to find workable solutions for your particular situation and can provide the legal assistance you need to ensure timely payment of child support, enforcement of child custody and visitation rights and all other aspects of divorce in Texas. Contact us today to arrange a consultation or learn more about our professional legal team!