By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
When a final judgment of divorce is signed by the judge and entered by the court on the record, it is an enforceable court order. If you and your spouse signed a marital settlement agreement, it is attached and becomes part of the final judgment.
Final judgments of divorce do the following:
Transfer property, divide bank accounts, order one or the other spouse to pay certain bills, award household furnishings, artwork and the like; orders provide child support, alimony, tax benefits, attorneys fees.
So what happens if one or the other spouse does not do what he/she is supposed to do under the directive of the court order? The innocent spouse has to take an affirmative step in the court system to file a motion to enforce the court order, or a motion for contempt of court.
These motions result in a…
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