Enforcement of Court Order and Contempt
Upon the completion of a court proceeding, the judge will issue an Order which lays out the final determination and decision on what was litigated and disputed in the proceedings.
Many times after an Order has been issued by the court one party may disobey the order. This is called contempt. Contempt actions are “quasi-criminal” hearings where the non-complying party is usually subject to both civil and criminal penalties.
Prosecuting and defending contempt of a court order can be very complicated and if done improperly can have negative and irreversible consequences. When there is non-compliance with a court order both parties have certain rights. Enforcing or defending contempt of a court order can be complex. It is imperative that both parties obtain a qualified attorney to assert those rights.
At The Slattery Law Firm, we can guide you through this process and ensure your rights are protected.