When it comes to a divorce, there are cases where the circumstances of
one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification
process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his or her obligations
modifications, resulting in being placed under contempt by the court.
Contempt means an intentional disobedience of a court order. The primary
goal for contempt is to have the affected party abide the court order
in the future.
Common violations which can result in contempt proceedings include the
- Failure to make regularly schedule child support or alimony payments
- Failure to make your child available for scheduled visitation
- Failure to abide by the property division order
- Refuse to return your child to the custodial parent after scheduled visitation time
Being held in contempt does not automatically mean you will go to jail.
A judge will typically issue fines or other orders in order to enforce
the terms of the divorce or custody arrangement.
Seek Legal Assistance with Anne E. Raduns, PA
If you are facing contempt proceedings, our Ocala family law lawyer is
capable of protecting your rights by making sure the court orders are
clear and concise, as well as gathering the evidence necessary to develop
an aggressive and customized defense strategy. Our legal team can also
help you seek or contest a modification.
For more information about being held in contempt,
contact Anne E. Raduns, PA and schedule an
initial consultation with our Ocala family law attorney today.