Question by  Brian67 (39)

How do they enforce a divorce decree?


Answer by  Dez (24)

A divorce decree is like ending a formal contract. There is no way to enforce a divorce decree, but the decree, itself, acts as proof of the end of a marriage. Further court visits may be required to enforce certain aspects of a divorce decree such as child support.


Answer by  John (9008)

It is enforced just like any other judgment. Any party who disobeys it is subject to contempt proceedings, which can result in imprisonment.


Answer by  Doris59 (1647)

If one party does not comply with the divorce decree, they can always be taken back to court to have the matter sorted out. The judge will enforce the agreement.


Answer by  DannyBatt (75)

Depending on the jurisdicdtion, the decree is likely enforced only by "good faith" efforts of you and your ex-spouse. If you fail to fulfill your Court Ordered obligations, and the other party advises the Court of your "contempt", you could be sanctioned.

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