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Is Contempt of Court The Right Action?

Filing a contempt of court motion can be a major and severe legal action, one that can have serious consequences for your ex-spouse. It can worsen an already hostile situation. Therefore, it is necessary to determine whether you should proceed with filing for contempt...

What Can the Court Do If it Finds Contempt of Court?

Court orders are serious legal matters, and must be followed through. Therefore, family court judges often treat contempt of court actions very seriously, even deciding to sentence violators to prison terms. A contempt of court action is just one of the relief avenues...

What Can Cause a Contempt of Court Action?

There are several reasons why a person may move to file a contempt of court citation in a family court. Causes for Contempt of Course Action The most common cause of contempt of court citations is failure to pay child support or spousal maintenance. If you have not...

Overview: Contempt of Court

When a person willfully and intentionally disobeys a court order, he/she is said to be in contempt of court. In a family law situation, contempt of court is typically said to have occurred when a person violates provisions that have been established by a court order....