Often times, one or both parties have obligations that extend beyond the final judgment. These obligations include alimony, child support, payment of equitable distribution, transfers of retirement and/or bank accounts, obligations to sell property and divide proceeds and more.
Unfortunately, all too often, one former spouse (or both) defaults on his/her obligations. When this happens, the innocent party may take action to enforce their rights pursuant to their final judgment.
For the payment of alimony or child support, the innocent spouse must file a Motion for Contempt, seeking to have the defaulting party held in contempt of court. A motion for contempt carries with it the threat of incarceration for failure to pay support obligations if the defaulting party is proven to have willfully defied the court order.