Enforcement of Texas Court Orders
Obtain Legal Assistance from Our Houston Family Lawyers
divorce is resolved by agreement or through the court, the parties are expected
to comply with those orders, such as
property division, and
spousal support. Unfortunately, in many cases, one of the parties fails to adhere to these
provisions, making life after divorce difficult for the other party.
Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we understand what it takes to help you enforce your court order. With
more than 30 years of experience, our Houston family law attorney has successfully handled many family
law cases on behalf of our clients and we are confident we can do the
same for you.
Consequences for Failing to Follow a Court Order
There are a variety of reasons why someone would violate a court order.
Nevertheless, you have the right to enforce those orders, since complying
with court orders is a requirement and not a choice. The initial step
in seeking remedy for enforcement cases is to file for an order for contempt
of court. If held in contempt, an individual found in violation of the
order can be sentenced to a maximum jail sentence of six months and a
fine of up to $500 for each violation occurrence.
Other common consequences for failing to follow a court order include,
but not limited to, the following:
- Wage garnishments
- Suspension of driver’s license
- Property or asset seizure
- Interception of tax refunds and lottery winnings
Let Us Give You the Help You Need Today
Our Houston attorneys have helped countless of clients enforce their orders
and even those who required defense against false accusations in enforcement
cases. Regardless of your situation, we possess the extensive knowledge of Texas
family laws and court proceedings in order to obtain the outcome you desire and the
justice you deserve.
Contact us and request an
initial case evaluation today.