Enforcement

Enforcement of a family law judgment or order must be approached intelligently. Despite the fact that they are not dis-chargeable in bankruptcy or extinguished by the passage of time, difficulties typically arise in collecting overdue payments when a party has insufficient assets or income to pay or when he or she intentionally attempts to thwart collection by concealing assets or income. Non-monetary obligations are enforced by a process call specific performance. California law provides a vast array of legal mechanisms in order to enforce both of these types of obligations. Unpaid financial obligations also accrue interest at the legal rate which is currently ten percent per year.