If a person is found in contempt of court, there are several possible consequences. The court often must allow the contemnor to “purge” the contempt and bring themselves into compliance with the court’s order. Depending on the severity of the offense, the court could impose a fine, incarceration, or both. In some cases, the court may order the contemnor to pay the other party’s attorney fees.
The court may even modify parenting responsibilities to reflect a continued failure to comply in some cases. The court takes issues of contempt seriously. If you face a contempt motion, seek legal guidance.
Contact the law firm Philip Goldberg PC today to discuss how we can help protect your rights and freedom.