Emotionally charged family law proceedings do not always wrap up neatly. The opposing party's refusal to follow the court's decision may be an act of court contempt. To find a violation of a court order, the offended party must prove that the offender willfully ignored a court order.
Court contempt can include many things, such as failing to:
Consequences for being in contempt of court includes fines, imprisonment, or some other steps to correct the contempt. In some child support cases, the judge can even order wage garnishment to ensure that the child support obligor is paying the support owed as ordered.
Before filing a contempt, the offended party must ensure that they thoroughly built a compelling case. Proving contempt of court is not as simple as telling a judge what you have experienced. An attorney from the Law office of Dmitriy Borshchak can gather and present evidence necessary to aid in proving a violation of court order. Learn more about filing a motion for contempt in the Columbus, OH area by calling 614-334-6851.