Enforcement of Missouri Family Court Judgments and Contempt of Court
"I can explain to you the options and remedies available to you to enforce the provisions of your judgment, as well as the challenges or practical limitations you may face in enforcing it or collecting what is due to you." — Columbia, MO Attorney Myia McKenna
Sometimes parties do not follow court judgments. Sometimes people are legitimately unable to comply with something they are ordered to do; sometimes they are fully able to comply but they fail or refuse to do so for no legitimate reason. Parties are understandably angered and frustrated when the other side is not complying with a divorce or other family law judgment, and they need legal help in compelling the other side to either pay an amount they are supposed to pay or do something they are supposed to do.
Judgments concerning child custody and visitation, child support, and other financial obligations are too-often violated without meaningful consequence because the right steps are not taken to enforce them. Judgments are powerful, but only as powerful as your ability to effectively enforce them. You should not sit on your rights to enforce a judgment, or you can face negative legal consequences for delay.
I can explain to you the options and remedies available to you to enforce the provisions of your judgment, as well as the challenges or practical limitations you may face in enforcing it or collecting what is due to you. My goal is to address enforcement matters in the most practical and cost-effective manner possible. Enforcement mechanisms do not always include litigation, and you need to be able to take advantage of each method of enforcement available. If you are being denied custody or visitation rights, there are options available to you that are designed to be swift and effective in protecting your time with your children. If you are not being paid what is due to you, I am well-prepared to assist you in enforcing your rights under a judgment and under the law.
Speak with a Missouri Family Law Attorney
If you are in Columbia or elsewhere in Central Missouri, we encourage you to contact McKenna Family Law to speak with us about how we can help you with enforcing a family court order.