After a divorce, property division can be a contentious issue, and ensuring that the division is executed as ordered in the final decree is critical. But what happens if your ex-spouse fails to comply with the property division order? In this blog post, we’ll discuss with Attorney Sharita Blacknall, owner of The Blacknall Firm, a divorce and child custody law firm in Texas, how long you have to enforce property division in your divorce decree.
According to Attorney Blacknall, you have two years from the date that the judge signed the divorce decree to file with the court to enforce the property division. If your ex-spouse was required to sign documents or take some other action, and they haven’t done so within the specified time frame, you have two years to take legal action to enforce the property division order.
It’s essential to note that the two-year time limit applies to property division enforcement only. Other issues, such as child support or spousal support, may have different time limits. Additionally, if you miss the two-year deadline, you may be barred from enforcing the property division order, so it’s essential to take action promptly.
If you need to enforce a property division order, it’s essential to seek legal advice from an experienced family law attorney. They can help you understand your rights and options and develop a strategy to enforce the order effectively.
In conclusion, the time limit to enforce property division in a divorce decree is two years from the date the judge signed the decree. If your ex-spouse fails to comply with the property division order, it’s critical to take legal action promptly to protect your rights. With the help of an experienced family law attorney, you can ensure that the division is executed as ordered in your final decree. If you have any questions or would like to speak with an attorney, feel free to reach out to The Blacknall Firm.