Contempt Enforcement & Defense

Contempt Enforcement & Defense

Even when attorneys or courts draft the most skillful final orders or settlement agreement, there is no guarantee that a party will follow the terms of the order or settlement agreement. There are times when one or both parties fail to comply with their court ordered obligations requiring the payment of child support or alimony or relating to the parameters surrounding the parties’ custody and/or visitation rights. Usually the only remedy is to begin an action for contempt in cases where a party willfully disobeys a court order. If the court finds that a party did willfully violate the order and the party is held in contempt, the guilty party may be ordered to cooperate or comply with the terms of the court order. Additionally, the guilty party can be incarcerated, and/or required to pay the other party’s attorney’s fees. However, it is also possible that the contempt action may be false or frivolous. The contempt action may contain bad information or is part of an effort to retaliate against the other ex-spouse. At Brezel Family Law, LLC we have experience representing clients seeking contempt and requesting enforcement of prior orders. We also have significant experience in defending clients facing a Motion for Contempt filed by a former spouse. If you considering filing for contempt or have had a contempt filed against you, Brezel Family Law, LLC is ready and willing to assist you.