Enforcement of Orders including children and financial orders
If there is an existing court order, whether it is a financial order or an order in respect of children and the order has not been complied with, you may need advice and representation about what action can be taken to enforce the order.
In financial cases there are a variety of enforcement actions that can be taken to ensure for example that maintenance is paid, lump sums are paid and orders for the sale or transfer of property are enforced. We can advise you on the steps that need to be taken upon an enforcement application.
In children cases, the court again has a variety of powers to ensure orders are complied with, but there are rules that set out what steps must be taken in order to show there has been a breach of the order. We can advise you what steps should be taken in order to obtain the best outcome.
It is possible for the court to make orders that the person who has breached the court order to pay the costs of the person who is seeking to enforce the order. Again we can advise you as to the likelihood of costs being awarded.