A Law Firm Fighting to Enforce Your Rights
People may think that obtaining the final decree and orders ends the conflict and stress associated with a contentious divorce. Sadly, this is seldom true. Many divorced couples spend a great deal of time, money and psychic energy trying to enforce orders related to child support, custody and parenting time or property division.
A tough litigator on your side
At the Gunnstaks Law Office in Dallas, C. “Luke” Gunnstaks, our principal attorney is known as a tough litigator who helps clients enforce the rights they were given by the judge. The law provides a number of enforcement mechanisms. We use any and all to protect your rights, including filing contempt motions, obtaining post-divorce judgments and filing petitions to clarify orders.
Typical enforcement problems
Although any issue arising from a divorce decree can become a problem, the most common matters involve child support enforcement and enforcement of a visitation order. Typical issues include:
- A parent refusing to allow visitation as ordered
- A parent not adhering to ordered parenting time schedules
- A parent not making child support payments as ordered
- A parent hiding income to avoid or request increases in child support payments
- A parent removing the child from the area without permission in violation of a child custody order
Don’t give up — we can help
By the time clients turn to our office, they are often discouraged and ready to stop trying to enforce a court order. Our principal lawyer is usually able to show them a path that can result in a positive outcome. We file contempt motions, which can lead to jail time for the party found to be in contempt of a court order. We do not hesitate to undertake whatever legal action will be most likely to result in the desired outcome.
“Luke” and Cynthia are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization