Attorney for Post-Divorce Enforcement in Broward and Miami-Dade County

Cabanas Law Firm helps clients enforce child support, alimony, time-sharing, and other court-approved agreements.
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What Can I Do If my Spouse Stops Paying Child Support?

Post-Divorce Enforcement

It took a great deal of time and effort to settle all the matters of your divorce, such as child support, parenting time, and alimony. Thus, you cannot help but feel frustrated when the other party refuses to adhere to the agreement as written. Fortunately, the law is on your side, so you can take legal action when the other party is not in compliance.

Our post-divorce enforcement attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience in these matters. We can explore all of your legal options, such as holding the other party in contempt of court for lack of compliance. At the same time, we can assist if you cannot comply with the order due to a significant change in circumstances and need a modification. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation and possible legal remedies.

Examples of Non-Compliance

Non-compliance occurs when one party fails to follow through with any part of a court-approved agreement. This includes:

  • Failing to pay alimony
  • Failing to pay child support
  • Failing to transfer property
  • Failing to follow the parenting plan

Contact our firm to explore options such as motions for civil contempt of court, criminal charges, and collections.

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Why Choose Cabanas Law Firm?
  • Fully Bilingual – Our attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the details getting lost in translation.  
  • 105  Years of Combined ExperienceSergio Cabanas, Esq. was admitted into the Florida Bar Association in 1991 and founded the firm in 2006. The firm’s attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience in family law.
  • Clients Are the Priority – Our Broward and Miami-Dade County family law & divorce attorneys make each client a priority. We respond to all communications within 24 hours and provide concierge-level client services to busy professionals.
  • Certified Mediators – As certified mediators, our attorneys can help clients resolve divorce and family law issues with as little contention as possible.
  • Three Office Locations– Cabanas Law Firm has three offices in South Florida. You can meet with an attorney at our Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Sunny Isles Beach office.

Child Support Enforcement

Whether you entered into a child support agreement through mediation or litigation, the paying party must comply at all times. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for the payor to get behind on payments or completely ignore the court order. You cannot deviate from the time-sharing plan as a way to force the person into compliance. Then, the other party can pursue legal action against you. Instead, let a post-divorce enforcement attorney assist with collecting the past-due child support and getting the payor back into compliance.

After reviewing your case, your attorney might file a motion to hold the other party in civil contempt of court to encourage payment. However, if the non-paying party is willfully disregarding the agreement, criminal charges might be the right course of action.

After proving your case, the court can take action to collect past-due child support, such as wage garnishment, liens, and seizing the tax refunds. Contact us today to begin the process of enforcing the child support order.

Time-sharing Violations

One of the hardest parts of going through a divorce is not being able to see your kids every day. The court understands how painful this is for parents and children, so it creates or approves a fair time-sharing plan to provide both parents with adequate time-sharing, as long as they are fit to raise children. Unfortunately, sometimes parents withhold or interfere with time-sharing. For instance, the other parent might be intentionally late when dropping off the child or refuse to let you see your child altogether.

If the other parent is violating the time-sharing plan, contact our post-divorce enforcement attorney for assistance. We can file an enforcement order to get the other parent in compliance. The court has various legal remedies, including sending the other parent to jail to force compliance. Additionally, the judge might modify the parenting plan to give you more time-sharing responsibilities.

Alimony Enforcement

If you were awarded alimony, you likely depend on the money each month. If it does not arrive, you can get behind on bills and experience a reduction in your standard of living. As long as a court-approved order is in place, you can take legal action to collect the past due amount while getting the payor back on track with regular payments. Depending on the situation, your post-divorce attorney can file a civil or criminal motion to enforce the agreement. Contact our firm today to learn more about your legal options for enforcing spousal support.

Are You Unable To Comply With A Court-approved Agreement?

Do you want to stay in compliance, but it is not possible? For instance, maybe you lost your job, meaning you cannot meet support obligations. If that is the case, you might be able to modify the existing agreement. Our post-divorce attorney can assist with modifications and help you get on a payment plan to catch up on past due amounts. The longer you remain out of compliance, the harsher the penalties can be, so reach out immediately.

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1. Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.

2. We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.

3. Experienced – Our attorneys have had years of experience in handling divorces for doctors, business owners, and executives, and we are 100% dedicated to divorce and family law.

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Sergio Cabanas, Esq.

Managing Attorney & Founder

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Laura Grossman, Esq.

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Brian Prieto, Esq.

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Milaydi Figueroa
Milaydi Figueroa
2023-04-05
Acabo de enterarme que firmo el juez hoy mi divorcio. Gracias Cabanas law firm , gracias al abogado Sergio Cabanas por desde el primer día en que llegue llorando me dio seguridad y sali con una sonrisa , me dio mucha tranquilidad encontrarlos y contratarlos . Mil gracias al Attorney Brian Prieto , muy preciso al explicarme las estrategias , y por representarme en corte . Nichol sabes que fuiste muy especial gracias por estar ahi siempre para mi , al igual que Kelly. Los recomiendo 100% . Dos meses resolvieron mi divorcio . 😘😘😘
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Elvis Drumond
2023-03-29
I received an Excellent service from Roxy and Sergio Cabanas I couldn’t ask for anything better, I highly Recommend this Law Firm, They very professional and caring, God bless you all.
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leslie novoa
2023-03-26
The lawyer Sergio Cabanas is a great professional. He was extremely patient while he was answering all my questions. He made feel really confortable and that I could trust him. The staff and specialty Stephany Pelaez are extremely nice willing always to help you. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and for all your help.
Allan Foster
Allan Foster
2023-03-10
Thank you Mr Sergio Lara & Gabriella for your great work by allowing me to go up the street smiling
chris fisher
chris fisher
2023-03-03
The entire staff was amazing! From first meeting to final judgement it was barely a month and they kept me updated every step of the way. It’s worth spending your money on a firm that knows what they’re doing, and this team DEFINITELY knows what they’re doing!
Cheryl Bland
Cheryl Bland
2023-03-01
What an amazing Law firm. I've had the pleasure of working with Roxy Friedland who is also amazing. Loved her attention to detail. Thank you Cabanas Law Firm.
Francisco J Colon
Francisco J Colon
2023-02-28
I have worked with Cabanas Law, P.A and have known Attorney Sergio Cabanas for over 11 years. He and his office staff are very knowledgeable and super professional. I highly recommend them!
Tanya Esposito
Tanya Esposito
2023-02-27
I have known Attorney Grossman since 2001 and trusted her with my friend’s family matter when I was asked for a referral. My friend was completely satisfied. She is highly recommended!
Jaime Velez
Jaime Velez
2023-02-27
Mi experiencia con la oficina de abogados fue excepcional, tienen un staff comprometido con los clientes en inglés y español . Logré mi divorcio en 5 semanas algo increíble . Los recomiendo ampliamente.

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