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Brooklyn Attorney for Enforcing Court Orders

You got your Court Order!  Now What?

 

The value of a Civil Court Order is directly related to your ability to enforce it.” This is a confusing issue to many people because they assume that because there is a court order in place, and the co-litigant(s) in their case are required to comply with it, that they will comply. However, that’s not really the way it works. It is up to individuals to use the civil courts to recover their losses and enforce judgements…without breaking the law themselves.

 

These can be character-building moments of great frustration…that sometimes last for decades. This is why both the strategic and negotiating skills of an experienced Brooklyn Family attorney can make all the difference in the world as you broker an agreement or battle out the results of a broken agreement in court.

Enforcability of Civil Court Orders

Civil Court orders are generally not enforceable through the criminal arm of the legal justice system or without further application to the court. There are some exceptions, which are mentioned below* and discussed in more detail elsewhere on this website. Most orders, judgments and directives issued by a civil court or judge must be enforced through filing a motion, providing documentation and/or evidence of non-compliance, and appealing to the courts for relief. It might not seem fair to be forced to go back to court, but often that’s what must be done. Remedies such as attaching a lien, a garnishment, or imposing a penalty for a violation will not be available to you until you first prove there was non-compliance with the existing order. Often, after you prove non-compliance and the court awards you a judgment or other enforceable remedy, you may still need the help of a Brooklyn Family & Divorce Attorney or collection agency to get what’s due.

Get Help Enforcing Your New York Court Order

If you have a court order that is not being observed, please contact us today or pick up the phone to arrange a meeting with an attorney. We offer ‘electronic’ meetings via web phone, telephone, and in person meetings as well, to meet your busy schedule.

 

*Orders for child support, restraining orders and similar orders may be immediately enforceable via local police, governmental agencies, and sometimes directly through attorneys.

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I could not be happier to have had Mary Katherine Brown prepare my Last Will and Testament, living will, Health care proxy and other documents. I truly appreciated her accessibility and patience. What I thought would be a confusing and uncomfortable task, she made into an easily understandable process. I can tell she is very knowledgeable and I trust her guidance.

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A very professional and responsive attorney you want to hire for your legal needs!
Posted by Elaine
Mar 09, 2020

Mary Katherine Brown was a delight to work with these past months. I had an issue come up for Brooklyn Family Court with my ex-husband on a support matter and wanted to retain an attorney instead of handling on my own as in the past. I researched some reviews and found Ms. Brown. She is very organized in her thoughts and plans, as well as, very professional in the court environment. I relayed my concerns on some particular issues…

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Excellent experience
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Mar 08, 2020

I had an excellent experience using Mary Katherine for a prenuptial agreement. She was great every step of the way – understanding what my goals were for the agreement, answering my questions and explaining different components of the agreement and working expeditiously to get the agreement signed. I would definitely recommend Mary Katherine, and would work with her again.

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Mar 05, 2020

Mary Katherine Brown made me feel comfortable and safe in a time when I had no clue what the future would bring. I still don’t but it is nice to have an empathetic ear and someone who isn’t just jumping towards conclusions. She really listened to me and that felt great.

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Mar 03, 2020

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Great attorney and wonderful person
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Oct 29, 2019

I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Ms. Brown to help me develop a post nup during a very difficult period of life. She is so knowledgeable, thorough and thoughtful. I always felt heard and that I was working with someone who sincerely had my best interests in mind. The bonus is that she also happens to be compassionate, empathetic and seems to be a genuinely good person. She kept me calm and remained dedicated throughout many pivots. Her staff is also great- everyone is consistently responsive and professional.

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Case Successfully Resolved
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Aug 22, 2019

I hired Ms Brown to resolve a rather complicated child relocation case. She’s been very knowledgeable, reassuring and supportive throughout the whole ordeal. I really wish I would have met her before the attorney that I hired in the first place, who almost ruined my case. Thank you, Ms Brown, I hope to never need your help again, but would love to stay in touch.

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Jul 17, 2019

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I had a child support issue. I contact several lawyer on Avvo and none really call me back.
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Posted by Alonzo
Mar 02, 2019

Miss Brown represented me in several cases while clearly explaining the situations and presenting all of my available options to me before giving her recommended plan of action. Some of my issues involved my parental rights that she worked diligently to resolve. Her office is professional and friendly, which is greatly appreciated when dealing with the stress of court. She was easy to reach, always got back to me, and always kept me informed. She’s the best attorney I have ever worked wi

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I could not be happier to have had Mary Katherine Brown prepare my Last Will and Testament, living will, Health care proxy and other documents. I truly appreciated her accessibility and patience. What I thought would be a confusing and uncomfortable task, she made into an easily understandable process. I can tell she is very knowledgeable and I trust her guidance.


Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyer MKB
Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyers
147 Prince Street
Suite 24
Brooklyn, New York 11201

(718) 878-6886
$ 9AM - 6PM
5/5 Based on 4 Reviews
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If you are looking for an attorney who would listen to your concern and tirelessly work with/for you to get results then Mary Katherine Brown is who you are looking for. She promptly addressed my concerns and kept me informed throughout the process. At the end she produce results I am happy with. Thanks again Counselor!
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Mary Katherine Brown is one of Brooklyn's top divorce lawyers
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Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyer MKB
Brooklyn Family & Divorce Lawyers
425 Madison Avenue
9th Floor
New York, New York 10017

(718) 878-6886
$ 9AM - 6PM
5/5 Based on 3 Reviews
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If you are looking for an attorney who would listen to your concern and tirelessly work with/for you to get results then Mary Katherine Brown is who you are looking for. She promptly addressed my concerns and kept me informed throughout the process. At the end she produce results I am happy with. Thanks again Counselor!
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Mary Katherine Brown is one of Brooklyn's top divorce lawyers
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