The courts have processes in place for enforcing a court order regarding child support, spousal support, and custody / visitation. If you are in a position in which you are not being paid the support that is required in a court order, the Law Office of Michael R. Young can help. Our founder, Michael R. Young is highly qualified to serve you in enforcements, whether to initiate actions to get you paid or to take action to avoid serious consequences if you have failed to uphold the court order's terms.
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We urge you to connect with us at once if you are facing legal issues surrounding a failure to comply with court ordered custody, visitation or support. As we are one of the most respected family law firms in the area, and peer-review rated as AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, you can be confident that we are extremely professional in how we manage these issues and get them resolved.
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Enforcement Actions for Custody, Support or Visitation
The state provides resources to parents having difficulty collecting payments due for court-ordered child support, settlement payments, and alimony. There are several levels of enforcement that can be implemented, based on the situation. In some cases, getting a letter from an attorney can be all the stimulation needed to get payments current, while in others it may be necessary to get more aggressive.
- Types of enforcement tactics include:
- Withhold wages from paychecks
- Bank levies
- License suspension
- Property levies
- Blocking passport issuance
- Interception of income tax refunds
- Taking from unemployment benefits
- Taking from workers’ compensation benefits
- Taking from disability benefits
- Taking from lottery winnings
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If you are not getting access to your children under the terms of the custody order, this is a serious matter that can be addressed with the court. There are cases in which parental alienation is taking place, with the other party making the children uncomfortable with scheduled visits, and many other types of situations that could need resolution through the court. No matter what situation you are facing, you can reply on a San Bernardino divorce lawyer from the Law Office of Michael R. Young to have the experience, skills and knowledge of the processes to help you get your matter on track.
Call our firm today a (909) 315-4588 for your questions about enforcement of court orders.
- Thinking about filing for divorce
- Concerned about custody of your children
- Worried about the division of your property
What is a contested divorce
When spouses don’t agree on an issue, whether it involves child custody or spousal support, a divorce is considered contested. It is the most complicated type of divorce, as a couple will need to go through numerous steps to finalize their divorce. Since contested divorces often go to divorce court with a judge, having legal representation during the trial is crucial.
How is spousal support or alimony calculated
There are numerous factors considered when a judge is determining how much and how long alimony should be paid. Some of those factors include the earning capacity of each spouse, how long the marriage lasted, the standard of living during the marriage, each spouse’s health and age, marital debts and property, and the sacrifices each spouse made during the marriage (such as staying at home with the children so the other spouse could work).
Who pays child support and how is child support determined
The noncustodial parent will be responsible for child support if the court determines it is necessary or parents come to an agreement to be approved by the court. The factors used to determined child support include the income / earning capacity of each parent, the number of children shared, each parent’s expenses, child care expenses, and other related issues.
How is property divided
California is a community property state. That means each spouse is given 50% ownership of the property accumulated during the marriage. This can include homes, vehicles, art, checking accounts, retirement / pension funds, small businesses, and other valuables. Items, accounts, or valuables that were kept separate throughout the entire marriage may be considered separate property and are therefore not subject to property division laws.
How long does it take for a divorce to be final
This can depend on a number of factors, such as whether it is a contested or uncontested divorce. Even if a divorce is uncontested, there is a six-month waiting period in California for the judge to grant a divorce. Likewise, those seeking contested divorces must wait six months for a trial to be ordered. How quickly a divorce is finalized will also depend heavily on how easily spouses agree on matters such as child support, property division, alimony, child custody, and other important matters.
Why should I hire a family law and divorce attorney
Going through a divorce or family law dispute can be complicated, confusing, and emotional. Regardless of whether spouses or family members think they are on the same page, having an attorney who is looking out for the best interests of the client can be invaluable. When you hire an attorney, you can have peace of mind knowing your rights and interests will be protected throughout the process. It can also take a great burden off your shoulders during a volatile or emotionally challenging time.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, our divorce and family lawyers are compassionate, caring professionals.
e understand how challenging family law disputes can be, whether involving a heated child custody battle or a complex divorce. As a firm with an AV Preeminent® rating and a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating, we are committed to maintaining a standard of excellence in our representation. Why? Because we know that your family and your future is on the line. When you retain us, you are getting understanding, knowledgeable advocates on your side.
With over four decades of collective insight, we are well-versed on handling even the most complex family law issues in California, from grandparents’ rights to domestic violence and restraining orders. When you need a compassionate family law attorney that you can trust to have your best interests in mind every step of the way, turn to our firm.
Our legal team strives to secure a favorable resolution as quickly as possible—whether in or out of court. Call us now at (909) 315-4588 to schedule your free consult.
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