All family law cases will eventually enter an order – whether that is for divorce, child custody, child support, or appointing a kinship guardian. While some orders are final and cannot be changed, many types of family law orders can be modified at the request of either party. Examples of orders that are frequently changed include custody, child support payments, and spousal support payments. Whether or not it is proper to modify an order depends on the facts of the case.
The Court also has the ability to enforce orders that are not being followed by the other party. Common issues that require enforcement include failure to remove a spouse’s name from a debt, failure to divide retirement, failure to make spousal support payments, failure to follow a custody schedule or failure to pay child support. The Court enforces its orders by punishing the party for its failure (such as introducing interest payments or awarding attorney’s fees), or by changing the order to benefit the person who was harmed (such as changing the custody schedule or changing a property award)
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