A party may file a motion for contempt when another party fails to met or follow guidelines set by court order. The non-compliant party must return to court to defend the against the allegation. Non-compliance of a court order may result in serious financial penalties and/or jail time.
Contempt actions generally arise from an ex-spouse’s or parent’s failure to pay child support or alimony. However, contempt actions also apply to any violation of a court order. There are penalties that a non-compliant party may face, including but not limited to:
- Payment of other party’s attorney fees
- Forced compliance with order
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