Sherman Law LLP

Family Law/ Enforcement of Orders


If you have already obtained an Order from a family court, you may be under the mistaken belief that all matters in your family law proceeding are now finalized and you can close this chapter in your life. Regrettably, our Kitchener family law lawyers assist clients who all too often have a former partner or spouse who disobeys or refuses to obey the terms of an Order. When this happens, you should contact one of our lawyers immediately so that we can assist you in enforcing the terms of the Order.

The court automatically files Orders dealing with child support with the Family Responsibility Office (FRO), which is Ontario’s support enforcement agency. The Family Responsibility Office has a variety of powers to enforce support such as wage garnishment, driver’s licence suspension, cancellation of a passport, and even imprisonment.

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Orders dealing with a payment of money, such as an equalization payment, or the transfer of property, are typically enforceable by filing a writ of seizure and sale, placing a lien on a person’s real property, or bringing a motion for contempt asking the court to garnish their wages, and other remedies.

Our dedicated team of highly skilled Kitchener family law lawyers can assist you in enforcing terms of an Order for child support, spousal support, non-payment of funds, or the refusal to transfer or return property.

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For over 40 years, clients have trusted in our ability to explain their rights and obligations in a separation or a divorce. We are confident that you will appreciate our professional and personalized service. We invite you to browse our website and read the positive things others have to say about us. To benefit from our knowledge and experience with respect to the enforcement of Orders as part of your separation or divorce, please contact 519-884-0034 or send us an email. Many of our clients are referred to us by former and current clients, as well as by lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors. We serve clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.

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Aubrey J.  Sherman

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