The last thing you need after finalizing your case is for your former partner to disregard the court’s orders or judgment. If you are not receiving child support or alimony, or if your child custody and visitation orders are being ignored, contact our Charlestown, Massachusetts, office or arrange to meet us in Cambridge or elsewhere in Middlesex County to file a complaint today. The sooner you address the issue, the sooner you can resume your routine.
Your Agreement Is Legally Binding
What some individuals fail to realize after a divorce has been finalized is that their arrangements are now court orders and must be followed explicitly. This is one of the many reasons why it is important to draft detailed and comprehensive pleadings and agreements during your case to determine matters involving child custody and other issues related to your divorce.
If your former partner is unable to pay or unable to abide by your custody and visitation agreement because of a change in circumstances, they cannot simply withhold access or money from you.
How To Respond
If your former partner is not providing support payments for the children, do not prevent them from seeing your children as a punishment or take other action prior to consulting with an attorney. It is important that you contact an attorney to see how you should proceed without violating any court orders.
Each requirement of your agreement is viewed as legally separate, and rather than instigating another legal issue, it is best to handle the situation through an attorney — even if you feel you are within your rights to withhold money or visitation rights. Our child support enforcement lawyers can help you recover back child support or alimony, or secure compliance to your custody and visitation agreement.
Available For Emergencies
If you have been restricted from seeing your children, have not been paid the money you are owed or have been accused of contempt of court, it is important that you get in touch with our offices immediately. We make ourselves available to our clients for emergencies — please call 800-441-7573 to speak to us now so we can handle your situation as quickly as possible.
We pride ourselves on being available to our clients — you do not have to worry about added costs because of an emergency. We are a small firm committed to providing the best for our clients, not a large firm with overheads and premiums for out-of-office service.