What does filing a motion mean in divorce?
A motion is a legal action your divorce attorney uses in order to get your particular issue into a courtroom and in front of a judge. For instance, once you file your original petition for divorce your attorney may file a motion with the court requesting an order for temporary child support.
What are your legal rights when separating?
Rights to Property after Separation: When You're Married and Getting a Divorce. The benefit of getting married is that, in the event of a divorce or separation, you are entitled to a share of the property. The right to stay in your home unless a court order excludes it.
What happens if you violate a separation agreement?
In other words, assuming the agreement was properly drafted and signed, if it is breached, a spouse can file a case in court seeking enforcement or damages due to the breach of the agreement. This would be like virtually any other contract dispute that ends up in court.
What happens if you ignore a Family Court order?
Although it doesn't happen very often, as judges prefer to find another way to deal with matters where possible, family judges can and do send people to prison for breaching their orders – this is not a criminal conviction, but all civil (non-criminal) courts have a power to enforce their orders by committing the