When a divorce agreement is made, each party is expected to oblige by the order. However, there are many occasions where an ex-spouse will fail to uphold their end of the deal, resulting in extreme hardship or unfair treatment for the other party.
Whether you are seeking a post-divorce modification or fighting one, it is imperative to obtain legal consultation from a skilled and reliable family law attorney. At Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC, our family law lawyers possess the extensive knowledge of Tennessee laws and court proceedings to help you navigate through the possible complexities of your case. Do not hesitate to get the legal help necessary to begin a fresh new chapter in life.
If a party fails to obey a court order in Tennessee, action must be taken to force the individual to comply with the order. In some cases, it may be necessary to file a contempt petition that aims to punish a noncompliant person for continuously ignoring a court order. If a party is held in contempt for violating a court order, punishment can include wage garnishments, seizure of property or assets, interception of tax refunds and lottery winnings, driver’s license suspension, and even jail time.
Common violations which can result in contempt proceedings include the following:
If you want to modify your divorce agreement, you must demonstrate that there has been “a substantial and material change in the circumstances” since the court entered the last order. The change can occur to you or the other party.
The following are common circumstances to modify a court order:
Just because the divorce is over, doesn’t mean that you will not have legal problems with your ex-spouse. Fortunately, you have the power to make the necessary changes with the help of our Jackson family law attorneys.
Contact our firm and schedule a free consultation today.