Once you receive your legally binding divorce decree, you may think you
are done heading to court. While this would be the ideal scenario, it
isn't always the case. Not all individuals are willing to follow even
the most detailed court order. When this happens, you need to work with a
divorce lawyer who can help you navigate the court system and get the best possible outcome
for your case.
A Clear Picture of Contempt
Not all aspects of the court order are subject to filing for contempt of
court because they aren't as enforceable. For instance, if the other
party doesn't exercise court ordered visitation, there is little the
court can do to make it happen. However, if an individual is not paying
child support or has taken the shared children outside of court ordered
time without your agreement, a divorce lawyer can help you go through
the process of filing contempt to punish the offending person and rectify
Reach a Resolution Outside Court
It isn't always necessary to spend the time and money required to go
to court over contempt issues. In some cases, a misunderstanding is at
fault. In other situations, the offending party may change their mind
upon hearing from a divorce lawyer. Working things out between yourselves
is often most cost-efficient and will help promote a more positive co-parenting
Sometimes there's nothing you can do to stay out of court. In these
situations, it's best to approach your case under an experienced lawyer's
guidance. Having someone by your side to fight for your rights is often
critical to ensure you don't make mistakes that could cost you.
Don't let a simple contempt case go bad.
Contact us for help determining the best approach to get your co-parenting relationship
back on the right track.