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Contempt

Contempt of Court

A Complaint for Contempt can filed after a Court Order or Judgment has been entered by the Court and one party fails to comply with the terms of the Order.

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Common Contempt Issues

One of the most common issues in a Contempt is failure to pay child support.  A court order establishing child support remains in full force and effect until a further Court Order modifies the support obligation.  A party cannot stop paying child support because they have lost a job or the child has come to live with him or her.

 

Parties also can file a Complaint for Contempt if a party to a Custody/Visitation Order fails to abide by the Court Ordered Visitation Schedule.  Failure to make children available for visitation could result in a Judgment of Contempt.

 

If two parents share legal custody of their children, both parties should consent to medical treatments and educational decisions such as a change of school.  If one party is making decisions without consulting the other parent, a Complaint for Contempt may be filed.

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 A Judgment of Contempt could result in monetary sanctions or even jail time.

 

Let Swanson & Moors, LLC Help You Today

If you have any questions regarding contempt, you can’t afford to pass up a free consultation with an experienced attorney.  Contact Swanson & Moors, LLC today.

Swanson & Moors, LLC services all of Plymouth County, Bristol County, Norfolk County, and Barnstable County.

 

 

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