Enforcing a Court Order in New Jersey
When the court issues an order for a family law matter, it is legally binding and all parties must abide by the judgment. In the unfortunate event that an individual fails to abide by the court order, there is a strong chance that the other party involved will want to hold them accountable for their actions. Often, when one party fails to abide by a court order, the other is suffering from the loss of child support payments, parenting time, spousal support payments, among other issues.
If an individual wishes to hold someone else accountable for ignoring a court order, they must first try to resolve the matter on their own. If after a few attempts they are unsuccessful, they should consider requesting interference from the court. Violating a court order should not be taken lightly. Those who do can face significant consequences, including wage garnishing, passport denial, and even being held in contempt of court, if the court can establish a willful violation of the order.
The individual requesting help from the court can request an Order for Enforcing Litigant’s Rights. It is also a good idea to seek legal counsel that can try to resolve the matter before it heads to court. Contact our firm today.
The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation.