Once you are divorced, you might not be free of your ex-spouse entirely. After the Decree of Dissolution is entered, the parties may need the court’s assistance to address the transfer of assets (property, vehicles, retirement accounts, bank accounts, etc.) and payment of debts.
These unresolved financial issues may be brought to the attention of the court as a Post-Dissolution action. In certain circumstances, the court may enter sanctions such as jail time and/or attorney fees. If the terms of your Decree of Dissolution and/or Marital Settlement Agreement have not been followed and you would like these provisions enforced, contact Joshua R. Hains to discuss your options.
It is important to keep in mind that absent of fraud or other circumstances, the court will not modify a division of assets and liabilities.
The process of deciding upon child-related issues can be a challenging one. If you are divorced with children, you and your ex-spouse have the ability to have the court enforce child-related issues such as custody, parenting time/visitation, child support, special and extraordinary expenses and tax exemptions.
A party’s failure to abide by the court’s order may result in a finding of contempt. Penalties for contempt may include jail time and attorney fees. If the other parent is ignoring your Decree of Dissolution and/or Marital Settlement Agreement, Attorney Hains can meet with you to discuss your options.
In addition to enforcing the Decree of Dissolution and/or Marital Settlement Agreement provisions pertaining to your children, the court may modify custody, parenting time, child support, special and extraordinary expenses and tax exemptions.
If find yourself in need of legal assistance after your divorce has been finalized, Hains Law, LLC will guide you through every step of the process. Questions or concerns about what post-dissolution entails? Contact Joshua R. Hains today to set up a consultation.