If you have been issued a court order, it is essential that you follow the terms of that order. However, if the other party does not comply with your court order, it is vital to document the violation and take steps toward enforcing the court order.
Let’s discuss how best to document a court order violation.
Why You Should Document a Court Order Violation
Documenting a court order violation is critical because it will help establish a pattern of non-compliance by the other party. This might include violations such as failure to pay child support on time or refusal to follow custody arrangements set forth in an agreement.
How To Document Violations
When documenting these violations,keep track of any relevant information related to the violation, such as dates, times, amounts owed, or other valuable information. This can be done simply by taking notes or keeping copies of any documents related to the violation.
If you choose to take physical notes regarding court order violations, keep them in one secure location, such as a hardbound notebook stored in a safe place. Maintaining your physical notes in a hardbound book can show if pages are ripped out or skipped and ultimately help with the integrity of your notes.
When documenting violations digitally, such as emails, text messages, or bank statements, make sure that you have an additional copy of these documents secured on an external drive for your case. If your file is corrupted and you have only one copy, it can harm your case for court order enforcement due to a lack of evidence.
Documentation can serve as solid evidence for your case and help your attorney prove non-compliance in a court of law. Furthermore, having digital documentation may also help persuade the other party to follow their end of the agreement without having to go through legal channels.
Strategic & Aggressive
Court order violations are serious matters and must be handled promptly. It is vital that you document any violations so that you can be prepared if enforcement becomes necessary. Digital documentation such as emails, bank statements, and text messages can serve as invaluable evidence when seeking enforcement in a court of law or trying to persuade another party into following their end of an agreement without further legal action being taken against them.
At DeTommaso Law Group, LLC, our team is passionate about fighting for the rights of our clients as we navigate their family law cases. If you believe your ex-spouse is violating any active custody or support orders, call our firm at (908) 274-3028 to schedule a consultation with one of our award-winning attorneys.