Chelmsford Contempt Attorney
In divorce proceedings, a finding of contempt by a court means that the individual has been shown to have violated a clear order by the court when he or she was able to comply with that order. In Massachusetts, this can refer to:
- parents who failed to pay child or spousal support
- parents who hid financial information or lied during discovery
- parents who were uncooperative in carrying out the provisions of a parenting plan by refusing to allow visitation
Defending Against Contempt Proceedings
At Broderick Law Firm, I represent both sides, helping parents who seek to enforce court orders as well as those who are facing contempt proceedings. These are not issues to be taken lightly. It is important to have aggressive representation when facing contempt proceedings, as the penalties could be stiff; each instance of contempt could result in separate and distinct sanction, punishment or jail sentence.
Enforcing Court Orders Through Contempt Hearings
In addition to helping clients enforce provisions in the Separation Agreements, I also help enforce temporary orders for child support and spousal support by pursuing contempt actions against the delinquent party. As an experienced Chelmsford divorce attorney, I also seek payment of attorney's fees and court costs if we need to go to court to obtain the cooperation of the other party. We can also try to enter liens on bank accounts or property in our effort to secure compliance from the other party.
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