Applications to Vary an Order
Applying to amend a court order in respect of issues such as finances and child arrangements.
Orders are often made in family court proceedings to cover issues such as arrangements for children and maintenance payments. Once the family court has made an order, the parties referred to in the order are bound by law to comply with its terms. Failure to do so is contempt of court, for which sanctions exist.
You might be able to make an application to vary an existing court order or consent order if circumstances change or if new information comes to light. If one party breaches the order you are entitled to ask the court to step in and enforce the order where the issue cannot be resolved.
At Heald Solicitors in Milton Keynes, we understand how stressful and frustrating it is to deal with a situation where an order of the family court is not being complied with. We can advise you of the best way to proceed and represent you in an application to the court to implement or enforce the terms of an order.
If your former spouse or ex-partner breaches the terms of an order, it can be helpful to make a note of the breaches and diarise what has happened so that you can give the court full details.
There are a range of options open to the court, and they will always seek to put the interests of any child of the family first when making any decisions or imposing sanctions on the breaching party.
Where an order has been breached because one party has found it unworkable, the order can be varied in accordance with any change in circumstances in order to put a better solution in place.
Where the breach is serious and there is no reasonable excuse, the court can impose penalties on the party who is non-compliant, such as a fine or a prison sentence, the latter of which would usually be suspended.
Our family law team have experience in dealing with the enforcement of orders. We can negotiate on your behalf and work with you to try and find the best resolution for any breach of a court order. While our office is in Milton Keynes, we are experienced in working with clients throughout England and Wales, often remotely, meaning that you can expect the same expert legal advice and excellent client care wherever you are located.
If you would like to speak to one of our family law solicitors, please get in touch with our legal expert Keshini Rajendra.01908 662 277
At Heald Solicitors, our family law team understands how difficult the situation is. We are friendly and approachable, and we will make sure we provide the support you need throughout your time with us.
We have an in-depth understanding of family law and legal processes involved in all aspects of divorce, separation, children and finances and we will take the time to get to know you and your particular circumstances so that we can provide bespoke advice and guidance. We know how daunting the legal process can feel, so our aim is to demystify the legalities of your case. In situations where financial arrangements and children issues are complex, we do our utmost to prevent you from being overwhelmed by working to untangle things piece by piece.
Our team will work proactively to ensure that your case is dealt with efficiently and effectively. We will ensure that we are available to speak to you as needed to discuss progress and to answer any queries you may have.
We are based in Milton Keynes, but our leading reputation means that we also deal extensively with clients from the surrounding areas and beyond, communicating remotely where necessary.
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