Contempt means the willful violation of a Court Order
Contempt is usually about a failure to comply with an Order requiring support payments either alimony or child support. They can also be about the failure to follow Orders relating to custody or visitation.
Our justice system was developed to protect your rights and provide remedies when those rights are denied. If your ex-spouse is knowingly and willingly disobeying a court order, Bradford & Primm can take action on your behalf.
If you are not receiving court-ordered payments, our attorneys may obtain and enforcement order in the form of an order for contempt, which can carry penalties ranging from jail, court ordered payment plans and/or a monetary judgment. Then, we can use that order to garnish your ex-spouse’s wages or bank account. Similarly, we can use the same process to obtain alimony, or to attach property you are entitled to under a property division order.
The courts are particularly vigilant in matters involving custody and visitation. If you are being denied your child visitation time or primary custody of your child, we can petition the court to issue a contempt order against your ex-spouse. This empowers law enforcement personnel to find your ex-spouse and enforce the order