San Mateo, CA asked in Divorce for California

Q: I am divorced but my ex-husband is not complying to the divorce agreement. What can I do?

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J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
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A: I do not practice law in CA, but I am confident that in CA as in every other state, you must file a post-judgment enforcement motion with the court to compel your ex's compliance.

Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
Answered
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The tools available to you to force compliance are many, from writ of execution to contempt proceedings.

We would have to know more about what he is not complying with to help you.

Thomas Huguenor
Thomas Huguenor
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  • La Jolla, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This is a question as to the enforceability of family law orders. Orders in family court are unique in that some orders are final and other orders are modifiable. When family law orders are violated in my cases, I think of the options of (1) contempt--which punishes the person who violated the order; or (2) modification--which seeks to enhance the right of the victim of the violation.

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