A spouse who is not satisfied with the outcome of a divorce may ignore a provision in the final order regarding visitation arrangements or the payment of child and spousal support.
Failure to Pay Illinois Child Support
If your ex spouse is not holding up his or her end of the agreement by not letting you see your child as ordered or not paying support, you may want to file a motion to hold your ex in contempt of court.
Motion for Contempt
To make sure that the proper procedures are followed, it is recommended that you get the help of an experienced family law attorney. Your lawyer will file a motion specifying what part of the divorce order your ex has violated and help you to collect necessary documentation and witness accounts to substantiate your claim.
Enforcement of a Contempt Order
If you prevail, the court will file an order against your spouse, outlining what he or she needs to do to comply with the divorce order and make up for the violation. If your ex spouse does not comply with the order, they will be held in contempt and be subject to penalties.
Contact an Experienced Child Support Enforcement Lawyer
If your ex-spouse is not paying court-ordered child support or is not allowing you to visit your child as agreed, contact the Libertyville, Illinois Family Law Offices of Ronald L. Bell PC for assistance. With over 30 years of family law experience, our team will provide you with the knowledgeable legal assistance you need in cases where there is failure to pay Illinois child support. Call today at 847-495-6000.