Securing the terms of your divorce judgment
You plan your life in reliance on the terms of your divorce decree: dependent spouses rely on alimony, custodial parents rely on child support and non-custodial parents rely on compliance with their visitation schedules. When an obligated ex-spouse fails to fulfill the terms of the divorce decree, innocent parties suffer. If your ex-spouse is delinquent on payments or disruptive to your parenting time, you can petition the court for assistance. An experienced attorney from Intermountain Legal can help you obtain legal remedies to enforce the terms of your divorce.
Enforcing child support and alimony orders in Utah
An ex-spouse, who is obligated to make child support or alimony payments, may mistakenly believe they can stop or reduce their payments unilaterally because their income has changed. But this is not the case. A Salt Lake City child support/alimony modification attorney can petition for a change, but the order remains binding until a court officially changes it. Meanwhile, the delinquent obligor is in violation a support order, which invites additional penalties, including fines and jail time.
In Utah, a dependent spouse or custodial parent can enforce a support order by filing a motion for an order to show cause with the help of a Salt Lake City post-divorce enforcement lawyer. The obligor must then appear before the court to explain the violation. In many cases, a delinquent obligor will quickly become compliant to avoid facing a judge. In other cases, your post-divorce enforcement lawyer may need to argue for you at the hearing. This is especially true if the obligor asserts an inability to pay or denies that a violation occurred. In these instances, an experienced attorney from Intermountain Legal can present compelling evidence and a strong argument on your behalf.
Call the firm for a free consultation about post-divorce enforcement
At Intermountain Legal, we value our continuing relationships with our clients. You can count on a post-divorce lawyer from our firm to advocate during modification and enforcement procedures. Call our office today at 801-990-4200 or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your family law matter.
Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit counties.