When the court enters orders, whether those orders come as the result of an agreement between the parties or a fully-contested trial, typically both parties must follow those orders unless and until subsequent orders modifying and/or vacating the previous order are entered. If there is a clear, unambiguous court order, a party can be found in contempt if he or she willfully and intentionally violates that order.
Defending against a motion for contempt can be difficult, and representing yourself is incredibly risky given the fact that the court has the ability to incarcerate you if it finds that you are willfully disobeying a clear court order. Prosecuting a motion for contempt can be even more difficult because, although you may believe the other party has no reason to disobey the order, the other party may have a good reason for doing so or the court’s order may not be 100% clear.
Regardless of whether you find yourself defending a motion for contempt or chasing down your ex trying to get him/her to comply with a court order, it is imperative that you go in prepared to face any and all arguments that the other party will present to the court. Attorney Raymond has been successful in both prosecuting and defending against motions for contempt. Call Attorney Raymond today to represent you in your contempt issue and rest assured that you will never see Attorney Raymond unprepared for whatever the other side throws at you.