Enforcement actions typically involve seeking assistance from the court when a party is not complying with the terms of a prior court order or final judgment. Enforcement actions are often also referred to as “contempt” actions.

Enforcement actions can be complicated, depending upon the subject matter i.e. non-payment of child support, non-payment of alimony, violation of a time-share provision. There are different burdens of proof that a party must meet when seeking relief from the court in an enforcement action. Likewise, there are different legal defenses that are available to a party in defending an enforcement action.

Patricia Sciarrino is experienced in both pursuing and defending enforcement/contempt actions. For more information and to schedule your confidential consultation, contact the law office of Patricia Sciarrino at (772) 463-8017.

Patricia Sciarrino represents clients in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee counties in marital and family law matters, including the following areas:

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