ENFORCEMENT & CONTEMPT PROCEEDING

Unfortunately, disputes over alimony, child support, and child custody do not always end with the entry of a final divorce judgment.  We are mindful that litigation should be a last resort. 

But sometimes push comes to shove and you need the legal wherewithal to enforce or defend your hard won settlement agreement or court order and to protect your rights and those of your children. 

As a former high-stakes business litigator, Richard Mockler knows the ins and outs of civil procedure and Florida enforcement law.  You can expect Richard to understand the judicial mechanisms available to ensure full compliance with agreements and court orders, and to equally familiar the defenses available to any action for contempt or enforcement.

When a settlement agreement or court order entitles you to custody or support, you have the right to enforce it if your former spouse (or other party) is not in full compliance.   Florida law offers a number of enforcement mechanisms, including the ability to seize assets, foreclosure on real property, or seek an order holding your former spouse in civil or criminal contempt of court which can include jail time. 

We are experienced in all types of enforcement proceedings, including enforcing or defending against (i) overdue child support payments; (ii) spousal support orders; and (iii) compliance with custody, visitation, and parenting plans.


If you have an issue regarding enforcement of court orders, we are just a phone call away.
— Attorney Richard J. Mockler

What We've Achieved

  • Obtained a contempt order and sanctions against a federal civil litigation attorney.
  • Obtained writs of bodily attachment against non-compliant parties.
  • Successfully defended contempt actions over various parenting issues.
  • Brought contempt action and successfully resolved parenting dispute where mother made numerous unilateral decisions.
  • Successfully brought contempt action where mother withheld time-sharing from active duty servicemember. 
  • Obtained criminal contempt order against parent ignoring time-sharing order.
  • Brought enforcement action where former husband constantly called and harassed former wife.
  • Successfully resolved numerous contempt actions involving non-payment of support