Contempt of Court in New York
New York Family Law Attorney
“Contempt of court” is any action (or lack thereof) that disregards
the court’s authority, disrupts the court or obstructs the ability
of the court to function. There are two types of contempt of court: civil
Family law cases generally involve civil contempt of court, where one party fails to uphold their portion of an order from the court.
Criminal contempt, on the other hand, typically involves an actual disruption
of the courtroom proceedings.
Contempt of Court in Your Family Law Case
At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, we are prepared to help clients with any legal
issue related to contempt of court. If you need to file an action for
contempt of court against your former partner, we can help. If you’re
facing an accusation, our firm can help you stand up for your legal rights
in court. We have more than 40 years of experience in the legal field;
let us put it to work for your case.
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What to do if You’re Accused of Contempt
If you are currently being held in contempt of court, it is likely that
your ex-spouse or another family member has accused you of violating a
court order. Court orders, including those of
property division, and other types of settlement agreements, are expected to be honored
by those stated in the documents. When a person fails to abide by the
rules as set in this agreement either at a collaborative divorce meeting
or a family court, the court will take action.
Legal steps following a contempt of court accusation:
- You must receive notification of the charges against you.
- You have the right to work with qualified legal counsel.
- You have the right to a hearing regarding the charge.
What to do if Your Ex Violations a Court Order
If your ex-spouse or former partner violates a court order, you can take
immediate legal action to protect your rights. If, for example, you are
entitled to child support but your ex hasn’t paid, you take legal
action to recover the support your child needs. We understand that few
things can be more upsetting and frustrating than trying to enforce a
court order, and will be by your side through the entire legal process.
To start your case, schedule a consultation with us today.
Steps to hold your former partner in contempt of court:
- A valid court order must exists and apply to your ex.
- Your former partner must know about the order.
Your ex must
willfully violate the court’s order.
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If you’re facing any legal issue related to court orders and a family
law matter, speak with a representative from our office today. We look
forward to hearing from you.