Do I Need to Sign a Release to Obtain Funds In a Court Judgment?
In some cases, a court order will specify that a release must be signed in exchange for payment to be made to a party. If such language isn't included, it may be necessary to file a motion for contempt to compel payment. Signing a release may be raised as a defense in a lawsuit for misconduct in the handling of funds.
When a court order isn't followed, a petition for contempt may be filed in the court that issued the order. A request may also be made to have the court to order the noncomplying party to pay for the losses caused by the failure to comply. The court retains continuing jurisdiction to enforce its orders by holding the noncomplying party in contempt of court. A party may also file a Judgment on Rule for Contempt, which is a prepared judgment ready for the judge to sign, to further the court's ease in making a determination. A certificate of service is filed along with the petition to prove that the petition was served on the opposing party. I suggest you contact a local attorney who can review all the facts and documents involved.