In regard to child custody, child support, alimony, spousal support and other court-appointed obligations, it is of little benefit to those involved if one party elects not to fulfill their responsibilities. Thus, as a way to hold parties accountable, a family law attorney must intervene to help re-establish and encourage parties to comply with orders.
You might have heard the word “contempt” in regard to enforcing orders. In a legal sense, the word contempt refers to the deliberate and intentional violation of a court order. For instance, when one party defies a court order and understands what they are doing, they may be held in contempt of court. Even so, in cases involving alimony, garnishment of wages against the obligated party is a way to collect on past and present alimony. However, only 50% of the party’s net income may be garnished according to Georgia law.
Given the complexities associated with court orders, obligations and the responsibilities of parties, it is wise to seek counsel from an experienced lawyer. Augusta attorney Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., blends your family law goals with his expertise to get results relating to your divorce, division of property or child custody cases.
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Whether you are going through a divorce, or if your divorce has been finalized, you’re well aware that other problems can surface if one party decides to forego the obligations of the divorce agreement. For instance, if either spouse stops paying alimony or if he/she blocks the other from visitation as stated in the settlement, it produces a tremendous amount of undue stress and tension on the other.
While seeking an enforceable action is complicated, you have the right to petition the court to impose the agreement of your divorce by legal means. In Evans and Richmond County, you can trust the client commitment of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C.
Having demonstrated strong legal leadership in Georgia family law for over 40 years, attorney Fred Kennedy is the advisor and confidant that clients rely on to help them reach a suitable and peaceful resolution for their case.
To schedule a free, private consultation, contact the Augusta law firm of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C. today.