Contempt and Post-Divorce Relief

It's one thing to emerge from divorce proceedings knowing you didn't get everything you wanted. It's another to come out of the process with a sense that you were treated fundamentally unfairly or that the division of property and allocation of other rights heavily favored the other side.

At the same time, it can be equally frustrating to know that the issues in your divorce were fully and properly litigated, and yet you still face an uphill battle in receiving the financial support or visitation rights you were given. You may be understandably wary of returning to a legal system that should have resolved things completely, but has nevertheless left you with unfulfilled rights.

The divorce firm of Browning & Smith can assess your case, identify your legal options and pursue a resolution that is fair to you. Because we handle family law cases exclusively, our attorneys have vast experience in every stage of divorce proceedings. You might have thought your divorce was all in the past, but if you find yourself having to revisit your rights and responsibilities, we can help you find a way forward.

Understand Your Options in the Face of Continued Legal Disputes

Our firm handles all post-divorce legal disputes in Georgia. These include:

  • Enforcement actions. If your ex-spouse simply refuses to pay alimony or child support or isn't abiding by the terms of a child custody order, you can take legal action to compel him or her to comply.
  • Appeals of orders. While appealing the specific terms of a divorce is by no means easy, there are cases where a court will re-evaluate and even revise the terms of a divorce if there is clear evidence of misapplied law. This includes judges allowing evidence that should have been excluded from hearings, or vice versa.
  • Modifications to orders. In cases where a paying party's financial difficulties make meeting alimony or child support obligations difficult or impossible, parties can seek modifications to support orders. It is almost always better to proactively seek a modification in such a situation than to simply refuse to pay and face possible contempt in an enforcement action.

We know that reliving your divorce is the last thing you want to do. We can make the process easier and help take the burden off of your shoulders. To speak with a lawyer in a confidential consultation, call our Marietta offices at 770-615-7235. You can also send an email.