Enforcing orders of possession – License Suspension – We’ve written in the past that there are a wide array of remedies a court has at its disposal to make sure any party in a family law case complies with a court-ordered ruling or obligation.
For example, someone who doesn’t make regular child-support payments can be subject to:
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
- Garnishment of income tax refund or a bank account
- A property lien (real or personal)
- Being sentenced to jail for contempt of court
The same can be true when attempting to enforce orders of possession or access.
Possession or Access – Types of enforcement
You can read more about possession or access by clicking the link above, but the main thing to remember is that once a conservator has been appointed by the court, or a visitation schedule has been determined, all parties must comply with those orders.
If a person does not comply with a court’s ruling, including interfering with the possessory rights of their former spouse or denying visitation, a court can take action.
This can include suspending or revoking a party’s driver’s license.
For this to happen, the petitioner must prove they’ve been denied possession or access. Specifically, their petition must state that a court has issued an enforcement order on the grounds that the respondent did not comply with court-ordered possession or access. If the court finds that the grounds for suspension are legitimate, it can order the respondent’s license to be suspended and order the respondent not to engage in the licensed activity.
There is a lot more that goes into rights of possession and access. Give our knowledgeable staff here at Nelson Law Group, PC a call if you have any further questions regarding this – or any other – issue. Our staff is always available.
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