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Orlando Family Law Attorneys – Contempt Of Court
Contempt arises when a party has failed to comply with the terms of a court order. This order may be a final or temporary order. It may require a party to pay alimony or child support, or to allow certain timesharing with the other parent. It may require other things such as putting a house up for sale or paying a mortgage.
If a party fails to perform as required by a court order, that party may be held in contempt.
A hearing is required to find a party in contempt of a court order. At this hearing, each side is allowed to present evidence and testimony to support their position. After hearing both sides, the Judge will make a decision on the contempt issue.
It is not comfortable to be in court on a motion for contempt. If you are the complaining party, generally you are frustrated because the other side has not performed and you have to spend money to secure performance. If someone seeks to hold you in contempt, you are nervous about the Judge’s determination.
If you have a contempt issue, the DeWitt Law Firm can help you. Whether you want to try to have someone held in contempt or a contempt motion has been brought against you, the DeWitt Law Firm can present your case to the court and can help you through the process.