Contempt of Court
A motion for civil contempt of court initiates enforcement to resolve chronic breach of a divorce settlement agreement.
Unfortunately, not everyone obeys the Court's orders. As a result, it is often necessary to file a contempt action to encourage an ex-spouse to follow the court's order.
In order to be held in "Contempt", a party must be in willful disobedience of the court's decree. Only a judge can decide whether a party is in contempt. Often the Court will allow a party to purge themselves of contempt by paying a certain dollar amount immediately and adhering to a strict repayment schedule. In extreme cases, a party may be incarcerated for failing to abide by the Court's order.
Sometimes, a party has legitimate reasons for not paying support obligations. In these cases, the court may decide the he is in "rrears" but not in contempt. Relief, may still be granted in the form of a repayment schedule.
If your ex-spouse has failed to abide by the court's order a contempt action should be considered. Alternatively, if you are the victim of financial problems or a litigious ex-spouse, you need to properly defend yourself.
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