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Whether you achieve it through negotiation and mediation or in the courtroom, your divorce is formalized by a divorce decree. In your divorce decree, there may have been directives for you and your now former spouse that required action after the divorce. It is important that you work with your attorney to understand these, and ensure you carry them out to the best of your ability.

Trouble With the Terms of Your Divorce Decree? Our Lawyers Are Here for You.

As a full-service family law firm, we at Lasiter & Jackson, are committed to helping you with all your legal needs. Your relationship with your attorney does not end once you receive your divorce decree. If your ex-spouse is failing to fulfill his or her obligations contact us as soon as possible: we’re here to help.

When Is Enforcement Necessary?

In many cases, the terms of the divorce include actions that must be taken relating to the family home, requiring one spouse to:

  • Leave the marital home
  • Assume responsibility for taxes and upkeep of the marital home
  • File documents with the court and the title company to change ownership of the house
  • Refinance the home in one name only to remove the other spouse’s association with the mortgage
  • Turn over keys
  • Return items taken from the house to the spouse remaining there
  • Leave certain household goods in the house — or take them

In other cases, a divorce decree may require one spouse to:

  • Deliver a beloved pet to the other spouse
  • File tax returns
  • Cash in stocks or bonds and split the proceeds
  • Pay debts
  • Pay attorneys’ fees
  • Pay spousal maintenance

When these actions are included in a divorce decree, they become a legal obligation. If your ex-wife or ex-husband has failed to comply with a court order, you can take legal action. Families in the Phoenix area or nearby can contact an experienced divorce lawyer at the law offices of Lasiter & Jackson, to discuss their concerns and learn about their enforcement options.

Questions About Arizona Property Settlement Enforcement? Call Us Today.

At Lasiter & Jackson, we are committed to being an Arizona family law firm helping our clients achieve their goals whenever possible. We begin every attorney-client relationship with a qualified case assessment at a reasonable cost.

Contact our law office in Phoenix. Divorce settlement enforcement? Lawyer representation is often the key to successful resolution of noncompliance with a divorce order.


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