Spring Divorce Attorneys – 281.810.9760
Every divorcee in Texas has the right to use
divorce decree enforcement methods when necessary. However, some divorcees may misinterpret the agreements
forged in their divorce decree and try to incorrectly enforce it. Others
may wrongfully use enforcement methods out of spite, trying to make the
life of their ex-spouse or ex-partner more difficult after a
If you are being intentionally or inadvertently bothered by an ex-spouse
who is trying to use divorce decree enforcement against you, talk to The
Law Office of Bryan Fagan as soon as possible. Our Spring family lawyers
can discuss the situation during a
free initial consultation scheduled to your convenience.
Defending You From Wrongful Enforcement Attempts
In Texas, when someone is found to be violating a divorce decree, it is
likely the court will hold them in contempt. This is technically a criminal
violation, so you could be put behind bars, forced to pay heavy fines,
or both. The strength and validity of your defense is crucial, even though
you will most likely bring it forth in a family law court, not a criminal court.
Our enforcement defense attorneys in Spring can discuss the following defenses
and more with you:
Misunderstanding: Let us use our extensive combined legal experience to review your divorce
decree. In doing so, we may be able to identify what your ex-spouse is
misunderstanding to the point of thinking you have violating the decree.
If we can explain to the court that you never violated the actual terms
of the order – whether it describes
visitation, or another aspect of
divorce – then you could be found entirely in the right.
Unknowing: Intent plays a major role in enforcement defense cases. If you did actually
violate your divorce decree but can prove you had no idea of your wrongdoing,
it is possible the court will “go easy” on you. In such cases,
a judge will likely demand you correct the situation but not take any
additional steps to penalize you, which is a legal win.
Spite: We cannot rule out that your ex-spouse is lying or exaggerating the situation
to try to paint you in a negative picture before the court. Our divorce
attorneys can attempt to show the court spite is the motivation behind
your ex-spouse’s motion of contempt. In doing so, we can uphold
your good name and reputation.
Your Enforcement Defense Case Begins with One Call to 281.810.9760
Our Spring family law attorneys at The Law Office of Bryan Fagan are serious
about doing the right thing for our clients. From straightforward cases
to high-stakes and complex legal contests, we always devote ourselves
to securing the best possible outcome. When you entrust your divorce decree
enforcement defense case to our team, you will feel confident in your
decision due to our capabilities, compassion, and history of success.
Fill out an
online contact form to request a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation today.