Motions to compel are filed when your spouse does not provide things you are entitled to in the divorce process. For example:
1. A financial affidavit, sometime called an Affidavit of Financial Means, which is often a requirement for divorce and child custody proceedings in Arkansas.
2. Mandatory disclosure, including tax returns, bank statements, credit card bills, pay stubs, and the like, including other financial information to which you are entitled to.
3. If your spouse refuses to take the required parenting class and file a certificate of completion.
4. If better or more complete answers to requested interrogatories are necessary and not provided, the divorce court judge may compel better or more complete answers. The divorce court judge can also compel a party to comply with a request to produce certain documents.
5. The court can also compel attendance at mediation and require the erring spouse to pay for the other party.
Motions to compel are case specific and depend upon what is required and what is not complied with in the divorce process. Don’t forget to ask for an award of attorneys fees in motions to compel. If the judge finds the actions of your spouse to be repugnant, you will likely get at least some of your attorneys fees paid.