Our divorce contempt attorneys are experienced, knowledgable professionals. They know that even when you draft the most skillful final orders or settlement agreement, there is no guarantee that the guilty party will follow it.   It may be necessary to begin an action for contempt in cases involving unpaid child support. Interference with custody and visitation or refusal to pay alimony are also triggers for beginning an action.  Of course, it is also possible that the contempt action may be false. It may also contain bad information or is part of an effort to retaliate against the other ex-spouse.

Our Divorce Contempt Attorneys Know That Acting Quickly Is Important

Our law firm handles all types of contempt actions for either side. We understand that enforcing a court order often involves time sensitive issues that could affect your family’s financial stability. When your ability to pay your mortgage or buy food for your children is at stake, it is important to move quickly. Likewise, when your ex uses accusations of interference with visitation to retaliate against you. Similarly, when withholding the court’s support obligations, it is important to stop this quickly before it becomes a pattern. In addition, when your ex refuses to turn over significant assets to you, it is time to take action.

The consequences of success vary

In a contempt action, it is possible for the person in violation of the court order to end up spending time in jail. The court may order someone in arrears for child support payments to jail until they make the payment. However, if your petition for a contempt order has no foundation, you may have to pay the other party’s attorney’s fees. The court may order counseling, psychological evaluations and therapy to encourage compliance. Generally, the remedy in a contempt action is to force the other person to comply with the court order.