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Spousal Support, Alimony, Custody and Child Support Violations
When the paying parent refuses to pay child support in a timely manner, it can affect your ability to provide for your child. When an ex-spouse fails to pay the court-ordered spousal support or alimony, you may face financial constraints that force you out of your home. When the primary custodial parent purposefully denies your parenting time, it not only violates your rights, it harms your relationship with your child.
Aggressive Stamford Court Order Enforcement Attorneys — We Fight for You
Violation of family court orders is a serious matter that should be dealt with sternly and promptly. Our Stamford divorce and family law attorneys at Greenberg & Krieger LLP stand up for your rights and work swiftly to enforce court orders that are being violated. When the other party willfully refuses to comply with a Connecticut court order, we can help you pursue a contempt of court action to hold him or her accountable.
Stamford and Greenwich Child Support Lawyers: Violations and Enforcement
Child support violations can be a serious concern for both the parent receiving support as well as the parent paying support. Many times, a parent’s failure to pay child support stems from his or her inability to pay due to a change in financial circumstances, such as a job loss or cut in hours. Unfortunately, unless the child support is effectively modified, child support obligations continue to accrue from month-to-month and, if not paid, can result in significant child support arrearages. A parent can face a contempt of court action for child support violations including:
- Failing to provide required health care coverage
- Failing to contribute toward out-of-pocket medical costs
- Failing to continue contributions toward college education
- Failing to make child support payments
- Repeatedly delaying child support payments
- Other child support violations
Our Stamford and Greenwich child support attorneys have the extensive experience and knowledge necessary to recommend appropriate action — child support modification, child support enforcement or other negotiated solution — whether parents are concerned about paying child support or about enforcing a child support order.
Connecticut Child Custody Lawyers Who Are Passionate About Preserving Child and Parental Interests
The right to maintain a meaningful parent-child relationship resides both with the parents as well as with the child. Therefore, when a parent refuses to honor the agreed upon or court-ordered parenting plan, the parent is not only interrupting the other parent’s rights, the parent may be causing emotional harm to the child. It is important for parents to set aside differences and honor the child custody arrangement/parenting plan, otherwise they could face ramifications imposed by the court for violating the parenting plan.
Our Stamford divorce law firm is skilled in handling complex custody violation and contempt cases involving:
- Parents who willfully deny visitation rights
- Parents who take the child in violation of the parenting plan
- Parents who relocate with the child out of state without consent of the other parent or prior court approval
- Other child custody or parenting plan violations
Fairfield County Divorce Lawyers Enforcing Alimony and Post-Decree Property Matters
Your divorce decree directs how issues such as property distribution, debt allocation, spousal support/alimony and other property and financial matters should be handled after the divorce. Sometimes it can be difficult to get your ex-spouse to comply with the divorce decree:
- An ex-spouse fails to pay spousal support or alimony
- An ex-spouse fails to maintain life insurance as a security for support payments
- An ex-spouse fails to pay allocated debt obligations
- An ex-spouse fails to maintain health insurance coverage for a dependant ex-spouse
- An ex-spouse fails to comply with the disposition of property
Our law firm provides relentless advocacy in helping clients enforce the terms of their divorce, from enforcing alimony or spousal support obligations through wage garnishments to enforcing disposition of property through civil contempt of court actions. Additionally, if circumstances have significantly changed since the final divorce decree, we can assist parties in requesting a modification of support obligations.
Contact Our Divorce and Family Law Attorneys in Fairfield County
Our Stamford divorce lawyers offer nearly six decades of experience representing clients through negotiation, arbitration, mediation and trial. We understand the different types of relief available to clients whether a court-order enforcement matter involves child support, spousal support or alimony, property division, debt payment or any other court issue.
From our offices in Stamford, Connecticut, our law firm handles divorce and family law cases for individuals in Stamford, Greenwich, Wilton, Westport and other communities throughout Fairfield County. Call us or contact our Connecticut law firm by e-mail for a complimentary initial consultation with a knowledgeable contempt order and enforcement attorney.