“Enforcing Court Orders in a family law case must be approached intelligently. Despite the fact that they are not dischargeable in bankruptcy or extinguished by the passage of time, difficulties typically arise in collecting overdue payments when the delinquent party has insufficient assets or income to pay or when he or she intentionally attempts to thwart collection by concealing assets or income. You can end up paying more money in attorney’s fees then you actually collect if you are not careful. Non-monetary obligations are enforced by a process called 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.” Paul Lerandeau, Lerandeau & Lerandeau, Family Attorneys.