How does contempt of court apply if the divorce is finalized and why? 11 Answers as of June 26, 2015

What is a contempt of court and how can it pertain to a child support case when the divorce has been filed and finalized?

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Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr.
Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr. | John F. Geraghty, Jr.
If a court order is not followed you are subject to contempt, which is serious.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 6/26/2015
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
Child support is paid because of the divorce judgment which is an order of the court. Contempt of court is when you do not follow an order the court by say not paying the child support you are supposed to pay.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/26/2015
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
A divorce judgment includes many provisions which are, in effect, orders of the court. If one ex-spouse fails to pay court-ordered support, for example, he or she can be held in contempt of court unless compliance was virtually impossible. This is commenced by the aggrieved ex-spouse filing either a Motion or an Order to Show Cause with the family court.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 6/26/2015
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
Contempt is when a party does not comply with a court order and that party has the ability to comply and willful fails to comply.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/26/2015
Law Office of Darin Kanfer | Darin J. Kanfer
If you violated a order from the divorce judgment, you could be found in contempt.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/26/2015
    Diane l. Berger | Diane L. Berger
    Contempt means not obeying a court order.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Law Office of John G. Galasso | John George Galasso
    Contempt of court means there is a court order in place and one party has violated that order.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Attorney at Law | Aimee C. Robbins
    You should be able to enforce all provisions of your divorce judgment by filing for contempt and to reimburse you for your attorney fees (assuming you hire one).
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    A contempt motion is a means by which to garner compliance with an earlier order and punishment for failure to do so. This is a quasi-criminal procedure which must follow exacting protocol.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Law Offices of Robert Burns
    Law Offices of Robert Burns | Robert Burns
    I reserve my time for concrete situations. You can get your information on the internet or hire an attorney as your tutor.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/25/2015
    Mediation Services of Southwest Florida
    Mediation Services of Southwest Florida | Dennis J. Leffert, J.D.
    The court will retain jurisdiction and if any of the court order or the final agreement is violated the court can find the person in violation in contempt.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/25/2015
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