Contempt Actions

Civil contempt is defined as the failure to obey a court order that was issued for the benefit of another party. A civil contempt proceeding commences upon the filing of a complaint for contempt in the court in which the order or judgment is said to have been violated.

Complaints for contempt can prove to be a useful method to enforce various court orders and judgments including child support orders and also to compel discovery requests. In other instances people use contempt proceedings to enforce various types of post divorce judgments.

If you feel that the other party in your proceeding is in contempt of a court order, or that you may be yourself, call us for a reliable assessment of your situation.

Our office has helped initiate and defend various types of contempt hearings.