Decisions made by the court must be followed. The only way an individual should deviate from following the word of the court is by either appealing a case or by requesting a modification. Otherwise, should an individual deviate from or disregard a court order, there are numerous consequences that can compound one’s legal woes. Here is a brief list of situations that would elicit the need to file a contempt action.
• You cannot exercise your visitation as ordered or the other parent is withholding the children
• The other party has failed to fulfill child support obligations as ordered by the court
• Spousal support was not received as ordered by the court
• Property was not turned over as by the court
Resolution of contempt actions occur either through agreement of the parties or by a judge after a hearing. In contempt cases, the key is evidence. It is essential that you keep both accurate records and document each instance pointing to the other party’s failure or neglect to follow the court’s order. This way, should a judge be forced to hear the case, he or she will have better discretion as to how resolve such disputes. In some cases, contempt can lead to jail time or being forced to cover the other party’s attorney fees and court costs.
Whether you are the party filing a contempt action or the subject of one, the Law Office of Caroline Pineres is are here to protect your rights and help you through this difficult process.
Life, can sometimes prove to be challenging and unpredictable and more so during the very vulnerable and stressful exposures, that one can be subjected to involving family and marital matters.
The Law Office of Caroline Pineres understands the complex and sensitive nature of family-related legal disputes and is prepared to guide clients toward appropriate and productive solutions with discretion, respect, and sensitivity. As a practitioner in a rapidly evolving area of law, Caroline Pineres is one of the most respected attorneys in her field and has zealously dedicated her practice to successfully assisting clients with all family law related issues. She routinely obtains winning results for her clients, regardless of the complexity of the cases.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) As a native Spanish speaker, Caroline has brought her knowledge and expertise to the Latino community, helping its members understand the law and the legal process involved in divorce.
Law Firm, specializing in Family Law serving Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, Bartow, Cherokee, and Hall counties.