Somerset County Enforcement Attorneys
Legal Help for Spousal & Child Support Enforcement in Central New Jersey
If you are having problems after a child or spousal support settlement, you do have options. Whether your former spouse is refusing to pay the court-ordered amount or proposing to increase the amount you must pay, there are court processes one of our family law attorneys can help you navigate that allow you to make your case.
Call Lane & Lane, LLC at (908) 259-6673 to find a Somerset County enforcement attorney who can discuss your case with you. We also serveMorris County, Union County, Middlesex County, and Essex County.
Motions & Appeals
In order to enforce an order for support—or to request a change in the support amount—you must file a motion with the family court. The decision to enforce the order or not will take place after a hearing. If you disagree with the court’s decision, you have the option to appeal or take the decision to a higher court.
How Lane & Lane, LLC Can Help
Lane & Lane, LLC can assist with the following legal services associated with enforcement:
- Help you become acquainted with your options and counsel you on the best course of action
- File an enforcement application for child support, spousal support, or both
- Represent you during enforcement hearings in family court
- Defend against a proposed enforcement motion that is unfair, or that you can’t feasibly pay
- Walk you through and defend you in the appeals process
Paying Back Support in Arrears
If the court decides in favor of the spouse filing the enforcement order, the spouse who owes support may incur a variety of consequences. If payments are not remitted, the funds may be garnished from wages or taken from any tax refunds. It’s also possible that the spouse’s driver’s license could be suspended, passport denied, or a judgment passed that prevents the individual from buying or selling property. As a last resort, a warrant may be issued for the spouse’s arrest.
“Throughout the process, Dan constantly put my interests, goals, and objectives front and center.”- Jay
“From the initial consultation and throughout the legal process, Dan and his firm made me feel that my case was of utmost priority.”- John
“Dan's patience and understanding allowed me to put trust in someone at a time when that was most difficult for me.”- Dominic
Let us devote our time to your case that can range from divorce, child custody, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and more. We are committed to find an end solution that you and your family can walk away from with peace of mind.