Enforcement of Settlement Agreements
If you need legal assistance with enforcing a divorce settlement agreement in Long Island, we urge you to contact the Rubenfeld Law Office to speak with a divorce lawyer about your situation. We offer a free, initial consultation in which you may discuss the legal problem you are facing regarding your divorce settlement. Our firm has focused on the field of divorce and family law since 1960 and we are well-versed in the legal issues pertaining to divorce. When you retain the services of a Long Island divorce attorney at our firm, you will receive the benefit of our decades of experience, extensive knowledge, and honed legal skills along with our dedicated service to the resolution of your legal matter.
When it comes to the enforcement of a divorce settlement agreement, especially those involving children and finances, it is never a good idea to try and go it alone. You will need the professional legal help of a Long Island divorce attorney. In the case of
child support payments which have been ordered by the court or put into your settlement agreement, it is a crime for your spouse to refuse payment. Legal recourse is available to you.
Legal Recourse for Enforcement of Settlement Agreements
If your ex-spouse has not complied with your settlement agreement, a petition can be filed holding him or her in contempt of court. When someone is held in contempt of court, they must provide a legally sufficient reason for doing so or else face legal consequences. In the case of refusing to pay child support, legal action against your ex-spouse can extend to wage garnishment. You can also contact the state's child support enforcement agency as well as federal and national child support enforcement agencies and associations for assistance.
Whatever your circumstances be may in this very important issue, a Long Island divorce lawyer at our firm will work diligently to ensure that your settlement agreement is upheld for the benefit of both you and your children. Do you need legal assistance with the enforcement of a divorce settlement agreement? Contact a divorce attorney at the firm to discuss your legal options as soon as possible.