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Enforcement and Modification of Court Orders

When a court enters an order, both parties are expected and required to follow the terms of the order. When a party does not comply, several remedies are available to enforce the terms of the order.

If you need the court's assistance to enforce an order that addresses custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, or any other issues, the attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., are experienced divorce and family law attorneys serving the legal communities in Middlesex County and throughout New Jersey, and are prepared to explore all available remedies with you to determine the most effective means to enforce the terms of your court order.

If you are unable to comply with the terms of a court order because you have experienced a substantial change in your financial or personal circumstances after the court order was entered, the attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., are well versed in the criteria that the court will consider to determine whether you should be entitled to modify or even terminate the terms of a court order. Keep in mind that unless and until you are able to convince a court to modify the terms of an order, all terms shall remain in full force and effect, and you shall be expected and required to comply or face potentially severe consequences and penalties.

Whether you seek to enforce a court order, or whether you seek to modify a court order, please call to schedule a free initial consultation with Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., at 732-767-0044.

Custody and Parenting Time Orders.

If a court finds that a party has violated an order respecting custody or parenting time, the court may grant several remedies, either singly or in combination, including the following:

  • Compensatory time with the children.
  • Economic sanctions, including but not limited to the award of monetary compensation for the costs resulting from a parent's failure to appear for scheduled parenting time or visitation such as child care expenses incurred by the other parent.
  • Modification of transportation arrangements.
  • Pick-up and return of the children in a public place.
  • Counseling for the children or parents or any of them at the expense of the parent in violation of the order.
  • Temporary or permanent modification of the custodial arrangement provided such relief is in the best interest of the children.
  • Participation by the parent in violation of the order in an approved community service program.
  • Incarceration, with or without work release.
  • Issuance of a warrant to be executed upon the further violation of the judgment or order.
  • Any other appropriate equitable remedy.
Child Support, Alimony, and Financial Orders.

If the court finds that a party has violated a child support, alimony, or financial maintenance order, the court may grant several remedies, either singly or in combination, including the following:

  • Fixing the amount of arrearages and entering a judgment upon which interest accrues.
  • Requiring payment of arrearages on a periodic basis.
  • Suspension of an occupational license or driver's license consistent with law.
  • Economic sanctions.
  • Participation by the party in violation of the order in an approved community service program.
  • Incarceration, with or without work release.
  • Issuance of a warrant to be executed upon the further violation of the judgment or order
  • Any other appropriate equitable remedy.
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.

If a court finds that a party has not complied with the provisions of a restraining order that was issued pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, other than those provisions that are subject to a criminal contempt complaint, the court may grant several remedies, either singly or in combination, including the following:

  • Economic sanctions.
  • Incarceration with or without work release.
  • Issuance of a warrant to be executed upon further violation or non-compliance with the order.
  • Any appropriate remedy listed above that are applicable to custody or parenting time issues or alimony or child support issues.
  • Any other appropriate equitable remedy.
Contact a Middlesex County Divorce and Family Law Attorney to Enforce or Modify your Court Order.

Whether you seek to enforce a court order, or to modify a court order, we at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., are available to discuss these issues with you and to pursue the appropriate remedies to suit your circumstances, proudly serving the legal communities in Middlesex County, Metuchen, North Brunswick, East Brunswick, Woodbridge, Piscataway, Edison, and throughout New Jersey. Please call us to schedule a free initial consultation at 732-767-0044 or contact us online today.