Being held in contempt of court is no laughing matter and is one of the more severe outcomes of a civil legal case. For those who do not follow court orders, or fulfill their responsibilities as set forth by a judge, contempt is a likely scenario. While the exact laws around family court contempt are different in each state, it’s important to understand your role and your obligations, so you can avoid this at all costs. Here at Fender Law Firm, we understand the ins and outs of family court contempt, and can assist with your case, to keep things moving along without costly interruption.
In the context of family law, there are many situations that may result in one party being held in contempt. These include, but are not limited to:
- Refusal to allow the co-parent the agreed-upon visitation
- Refusal to return the child at the end of visitation
- Refusal to delivery property to the other, as ordered in divorce paperwork
- Refusal to pay child support
If you wish to keep your divorce, child custody, or child support case going smoothly, reach out to a qualified family attorney in South Carolina. Being in contempt of court can result in penalties like fines, required counseling, hearings, and other punishment. Come to Fender Law Firm today, ask for your free consultation, and let us help! Serving the Jasper, Colleton, and Beaufort counties.