A Law Firm With Attorneys 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 Plano, 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.