Once Court Orders are made as to property, financial matters or parenting issues, the parties usually respect and abide by the Court Orders. However, that is not always the case.
In respect of Financial Orders, there is a procedure and certain forms for enforcement in the Family Court.
The issue of enforcement of orders most commonly arises in respect of Parenting Orders and can cause a lot of anguish to the party who has gone to all the trouble to obtain the orders and now finds that the orders are not being respected.
In respect of enforcement of orders, the following points are relevant:
It is sensible to obtain advice and assistance from an experienced Family Lawyer as to an effective plan of action to bring about a resolution.
If Parenting Orders are being breached deliberately and for no good reason, it may be necessary to bring a Court application. Prior to doing so, it is necessary to have formal mediation to try to resolve the issue and obtain a Certificate that you have attempted this, if the contravention is more than twelve months after the original order.
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