How long can it take to get an enforcement hearing?

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How long can it take to get an enforcement hearing?

Before my son started college 8 years ago, education expenses were determined by the court. My ex refused to pay his 1/3 of the the expenses and so I was in court several times trying to get the order enforced. It was not enforced, repeatedly. About 2 1/4 years ago we were in court again for the enforcement of this order for my son and then also my daughter. I have yet to get a decision on that hearing. My son is now 27 and my daughter is 25. Is there a time limit for this sort of thing and any suggestions on a direction to take?

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Family Law, Indiana

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Ordinarily under the laws of all states in this country once there has been a hearing on a matter the judge hearing the dispute is required to issue a ruling within ninety (90) days of the hearing in writing dated, signed and filed with the court clerk. Given what you have written, I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney about why you have yet to receive a decision by the court on your matter.


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