In California, a parent can ask the police to enforce a court order if the other parent does not follow it regarding visitation or custody of a child, according to the Judicial Council of California. Another option is contacting the child abduction and recovery unit of the county district attorney.
If the court order is a money judgment, the creditor can ask the court to enforce it through a wage garnishment or property lien, explains Nolo. In about half the states, a lien is automatically recorded against the debtor’s real property with the execution of a judgment. In the other states, the creditor must record a lien. If the debtor sells the property, the lien holder receives payment before the seller.