While it would be ideal that everyone would obey the orders of the court, this is often not the case. In family law, we often find that opposing parties are resistant to following through with the court’s orders regarding child support, visitation, custody terms, and various other decisions ordered by the court.
At Fair Cadora, we understand how frustrating a violation of court orders can be and are here to help. Our attorneys have over twenty years of experience in family law and are not afraid to go the distance for our clients. We won’t stand by and allow court-ordered demands to be neglected.
What Happens If You Violate a Court Order?
Enforcing the orders made by the court is crucial to ensuring your rights are protected. Enforcement can range from wage garnishments, levies, liens, forced sales of property to judicial determinations and contempt. In the event that a contempt action is filed, the penalties can range from fines to jail time and can have long term consequences. If a party decides to ignore a court order, a contempt action might be required to remedy the situation.
You can be held in contempt if you:
Refuse to pay court ordered support
Ignore child custody or visitation orders
Violate a condition in your final divorce decree or other order
Here at Fair Cadora, we understand that personal circumstances can change at any given moment. Rather than filing a contempt action immediately, we believe it is sometimes more effective to reach out to the other party to try and remedy the situation outside of court and save you time and money. Our lawyers are here to empower you with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding your specific case.