Family Law and "Contempt of Court" Proceedings
Sometimes, one party willfully disobeys terms of a judgment or court order. In that case, the remedy is to file a proceeding that seeks to hold the disobedient party in contempt of court. As an example, if a parent is ordered to pay child support and does not do so, the other parent may file a contempt proceeding. The only defense to such a contempt proceeding is that the disobedient party does not have the ability to pay the support.
Here's How Our Lawyers Can Help
At Zimmer, Bond, Fay & Overlund, we have represented clients in a variety of contempt proceedings. If your former partner or spouse is not complying with a court order, we will work with you to determine whether you have a viable claim for contempt. If so, we will work with you to promptly file the appropriate documents to begin the contempt process. If your former partner or spouse seeks to hold you in contempt, we will work with you to determine whether you have a viable defense, and will work to resolve the issue outside of a court room.