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During what most people have referenced as “normal times,” enforcement of a marital settlement agreement or a support order was no easy task. A complement of requirements for the moving party to prove contempt as well as then collecting on the successful award for contempt was often a daunting and costly accomplishment. Pre-COVID, the moving party had to prove the offending party was aware of the agreement or order to pay, and there was a willful breach despite an ability to comply. During COVID, new challenges act as barriers to a prior spouse to get what they bargained for, whether in an agreement or an order.

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