Contempt and Parenting Time Enforcement
Enforcing Court Orders in Family Law Cases
Is An Ex-Spouse Refusing To Comply With A Court Order or Parenting Plan?
If an ex-spouse is refusing to comply with the terms of a judgment, court order or parenting plan, Buchér & Greenspan, P.C. can assist you. Oregon law provides various methods to enforce the terms of court orders and parenting plans:
- A contempt of court proceeding can be initiated when one party is willfully disobeying the terms of a court order, such as failing to pay court ordered child and spousal support. Sanctions can be sought against the offending party (such as the payment of fines and attorney fees) to remedy the contempt and ensure future compliance with the court order.
- A parenting time enforcement proceeding can be initiated when one party is refusing to follow the terms of a parenting time order or parenting plan. Similar to a contempt of court proceeding, the injured party can request that the Court impose sanctions or special rules to ensure that the offending party complies with the terms of the court order or parenting plan.
Defense Attorneys in Contempt and Parenting Time Cases
Buchér & Greenspan, P.C. also defends individuals in contempt and parenting time enforcement proceedings. In some instances, the failure to comply with a court order is not contempt of court, such as when a party has the inability to comply with a court order. A common example is when a party is ordered to pay child or spousal support but cannot due to the loss of a job or other significant financial setback.
Serving the Portland Metro Area
The Attorneys at Buchér & Greenspan, P.C. represent clients in contempt and parenting time enforcement proceedings in Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Columbia Counties, including the cities of Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Sherwood, Oregon City, Scappoose and St. Helens.
Contact Buchér & Greenspan, P.C. at (503) 546-7904 to schedule a consultation.