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 Len Conner

 & Associates, P.C.


 600 John Carpenter Frwy.

 Suite 238 

 Irving, Texas 75062


 Dallas | Fort Worth


Len Conner


Enforcement of Existing Court Orders

Obligations set forth in a Court Order are mandatory and enforceable.  In the context of a child related court order, enforcement is usually regarding child support or visitation.  Filing with the Court to Enforce a Court Order is a lawsuit separate from the original child suit which begins with the filing of the Petition for Enforcement.  Enforcement is highly technical.  There must be an existing court order, which was signed by the judge prior to the alleged violation that is clear and unambiguous.  There must be clear and convincing evidence that the Court Order was violated.  Some violations are punishable by fines.  Other violations are punishable by contempt (jail time). 
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After the Petition for Enforcement of an existing court order is filed with the Court along with a certified copy of the order to be enforced, the violating party will be served with an Order to Appear before the Court.  If a party fails to appear before the Court at the correct time will be cause for the Court to issue a Capias warrant for arrest. 

Failure to timely pay child support as ordered, and failure to abide by the possession schedule are both punishable by contempt (jail time).  However, every case is different and is weighed on its own merits and every judge approaches a remedy for violation of a court order in variable ways.

Enforcement of Child Support
If a party is sued for failure to pay child support, the official child support record will be the primary evidence that is used to prove the alleged violations.

Enforcement of Possession
However, it is more difficult to prove a party's failure to adhere to the possession order.  One must actually attempt to pick up the child on at least two occasions and be denied by the violating party. One easy way for a party to establish proof that he has attempted to pick up his child at the prescribed time is to go immediately to a convenience store nearby the mother's residence and purchase a Coke.  Use the receipt as evidence that you were only a block away from the mother's residence just a few minutes after the prescribed time that you should have been able to pick up your child.  Be Prepared and CALL NOW to learn more about protecting your rights to your child through Enforcement.  

For a private confidential consultation to discuss your legal matter with an experienced Texas Family Law and Paternity Lawyer, please call us at (972) 445-1500.  BE PREPARED - CALL NOW!

Do Not Wait to Establish Your Rights
Whether you are a father or you are about to be a father you have certain legal rights and obligations towards your child. However, waiting to establish these rights will only make it more difficult to gain access to the children.  The sooner you act, the easier it is for the Court to issue a Court Order insuring your time with the children.  If you delay, the Texas Attorney General's office will likely file a lawsuit against you and request up to FOUR YEARS of retroactive or back child support with minimal visitation. Call us Today! 972-445-1500.


To discuss your divorce or family law matter with Mr. Conner, an experienced Dallas-Fort Worth lawyer, please call us at 972-445-1500 to schedule a private consultation.

For additional information about our law firm and the benefits of retaining Mr. Conner's services, please visit our Benefits of Retaining Len Conner & Associates page.

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We hope the information provided here is helpful.  Please call our office with any questions you may have. Unless otherwise indicated, attorneys listed in this site are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  This web site is designed for general information only. The information at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.


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