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Enforcement of Orders

Once the Court has issued an order with respect to spousal or child support, child custody or visitation, or any other aspect of a family law order or judgment, the parties must comply with it. Should a party willfully fail to comply with their court-ordered obligations, California law provides several ways to enforce those orders.

When client retains us because a party in a family law case has failed to follow through with their court-ordered obligations, there are numerous remedies we can use to enforce judgments and orders. Exactly how we do it will depend on the facts of the case and the nature of the order. Here is a partial list of what we can do:

  • Earnings Assignment Order and Wage Garnishment

  • Writ of Execution

  • Judgment lien on real and personal property

  • Child support security deposit or insurance policy

  • Contempt proceedings

  • Appointment of Receiver

We work both with clients seeking to enforce a judgment as well as with those who are contesting enforcement proceedings. For instance, if you are a custodial parent and want to seek enforcement of the court's support order, we will work with you to identify sources of income and secure a wage assignment. If you are the non-custodial parent and are contesting arrears, we will evaluate your payment history and identify what the Court will need to support your request.

Chavis Law Firm regularly handles all matters that arise after judgment, including requests to modify court orders and actions to enforce court orders. For further information on collecting back child support (arrears), see our Judgment Collection page.

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