Court orders in family law cases
When a court order is entered, that’s kind of the law of the land for the people who are subject to that court order. So when one party disobeys the law of the land, typically the law also allows the aggrieved party to go into court and to try to correct the situation. That’s true for both child support and visitation. The law allows a parent to go in and request that visitation be made up, that missed child support payments be made up, that attorneys fees be awarded, that fines be paid, and even in pretty egregious situations that one of the parents go to jail. I find that courts are very, very good about enforcing their orders. I think courts expect that their orders are going to be followed, and they don’t like it when their orders are not followed. So my experience has been that courts will enforce their court orders, and they will make sure that people follow the laws that they have laid down.