Contempt of Court
Divorce Lawyer in Mesa
While the term “contempt of court” reminds many of an episode of
Law & Order, it can actually be a powerful tool to help individuals hold their ex-spouse
accountable for violating a divorce ruling. Essentially, contempt of a
court is an action taken when an individual violates the terms of a court order.
If your ex-spouse is failing to comply with the terms of your divorce ruling,
including child support payments, our
Mesa divorce attorney can help you file a motion for contempt of court. This is an important
step in enforcing court orders, so it’s important to choose an attorney
with the skill and experience to get the job done. At Bastian Law Office,
Attorney C. Cole Bastian has more than a decade of experience with family law and divorce, and
serves as a Judge Pro Temp.
Our attorney has unique experience with
family law. Call (480) 526-4614 to get started with our firm!
When Can a Motion Be Filed?
A motion for contempt of court can be filed any time your ex-spouse violates
the court order in question.
Common grounds for contempt of court include, but are not limited to:
If you file a motion for contempt, the burden of proof is on you. For this
reason, it is extremely helpful to have representation from an experienced
Mesa divorce attorney during this process. When you retain our firm, Attorney
Bastian can handle filing the motion, arranging to have the motion served
to your ex, and can help you build a strong case to prove that a violation occurred.
If child support payments are coming late, or not at all, we may be able
to help. Contact our firm today for a
What Happens After Filing a Motion?
If you and your attorney were successful in proving that your ex is in
violation of the court order, they will be found guilty of civil contempt
of court. In most situations, the judge will give the defendant a specified
amount of time to comply with the order. If they fail to do so, the judge
will typically order them jailed.
Call Bastian Law Office Today
Court orders are legally binding, and your ex has an obligation to comply
with the terms. If they are violating your divorce decree, contact Bastian
Law Office immediately to hold them accountable. For more than a decade,
Attorney Bastian has strived to provide clients with a high standard of
counsel, and to help them resolve all their family law matters.
For experienced counsel from a skilled Mesa family lawyer,
call us today at (480) 526-4614.