Bringing the Motion for Contempt: It’s beyond frustrating when you go through all of the trouble to get an order and then someone does not follow it. To add insult to injury, you have the burden of proving that the order was clear, that the other party had the ability to comply with the order and did not comply. This takes time and money. It’s not fair but it is necessary to protect your interests. The more prepared you are, the better your chances of success. The sooner you address the problem, the better. We will make sure you present the best case possible so that you have the best chance of both compliance and recovery of your costs. We will also analyze other options that may be available to get you out of the contempt cycle and will negotiate such as necessary.
Defending against a Motion for Contempt: Not all people who do not comply with court orders are in contempt of court. The court has to find willful non-compliance with a clear order. If you are found in contempt, consequences can include monetary sanctions and even incarceration. It is important to either get yourself into compliance as soon as possible or file a motion to modify the order you can’t comply with. It is also imperative that you put your best case forward when defending against a Motion for Contempt. Sometimes there are valid reasons for not following court orders. Circumstances change that are sometimes out of your control. Maybe you wait too long thinking things will turn around. It is easy to ignore problems and hope they go away. They don’t. Let us help you with your situation.