A divorce decree, sometimes called a divorce judgment, is a court order which must be followed by both spouses. If one spouse fails to act in accordance with the divorce decree, the other spouse may need to take steps to enforce it. If you feel that the terms of your divorce decree should be revisited, you may have the right to make such a request. Stoffel Law, LLC’s knowledgeable Indianapolis divorce lawyer is prepared to protect your rights.
How can Stoffel Law, LLC help with your post-divorce enforcement, modification, or contempt case?
Stoffel Law, LLC has experience representing clients in the Indianapolis area in the following family law issues relating to post-divorce enforcement:
Why Stoffel Law, LLC?
Over time, the terms of a divorce decree may become unreasonable, unworkable, or simply illogical based upon subsequent life events. In such an instance, either spouse may seek to have the terms of the original divorce decree modified, including those provisions regarding child custody and child support.
In seeking a modification of child custody or child support orders, a party must typically show some sort of “big” change in circumstances that affects the best interests of the children or that impacts the amount in child support that should be paid utilizing the child support guidelines.
If you feel that your ex-spouse has failed to abide by certain terms of your divorce decree, you must take quick and decisive action to correct the violation. Stoffel Law, LLC is ready and willing to assist with proper enforcement and contempt procedures to ensure that your spouse adheres to the orders of the court, and to pursue modification of any orders that warrant a second look.
What qualifies as a violation of a divorce order?
Common examples of potentially actionable violations of a divorce decree include withholding of parenting time, failure to pay child support, failure to pay debts, failure to list the family home for sale, the improper division of a retirement plan, and failure to divide a retirement plan at all.
The particular method of enforcement for a spouse depends on what type of provision was violated. Best practice is to first try to informally resolve the violation of the divorce decree between the parties or in mediation, prior to seeking court intervention to address the violation. By choosing Stoffel Law, LLC you will partner with a lawyer who values your time, is sensitive to your needs, and pushes to get any violations solved without taking the case to court.
Is your divorce decree being violated? Is your current decree no longer feasible? Click here to arrange a free post-divorce enforcement/modification consultation or call (317) 674-8222.