Contempt and Enforcement of Orders and Agreements


When compliance with an agreement or court order becomes an issue, sometimes court intervention – through contempt and enforcement – is the only option to hold the person in default accountable and obtain follow through.

Some examples of how contempt and/or enforcement issues may arise in family legal matters:

  • Failure to pay financial support, such as alimony or child support
  • Failure to allow or exercise scheduled parenting time
  • Failure to follow through on terms of a settlement agreement
  • Failure to consult when parents share joint legal custody decision making

When performance and compliance issues arise in a family legal matter, my client and I work together to:

  • Assess the merits of my client’s position
  • Evaluate potential outcomes and any potential risk to my client
  • Develop legal strategy to prosecute or defend a claim
  • Pursue my client’s rights and strategy in settlement and litigation


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