Judges are empowered with the discretion to decide whom to hold in contempt and the type of contempt charges that can be pressed against the person or persons. Attorneys, witnesses, officers, the staff of the court and any other person or persons associated with a case can be held guilty of contempt of court.
The person committing contempt by the failure to obey a court order and comply with the ruling of the family law court faces severe contempt sanctions. The judges can invoke various laws created for the purpose to coerce people into complying with a court order that has been deliberately violated.
In some cases, contempt charges operate independently of the underlying family law case and may continue even after the underlying case has been legally resolved.
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You can minimize the risk of a contempt of court charge initiated by a family law court by engaging the services of a family law attorney with experience in such cases. The attorney can represent you and speak on your behalf.
At The Law Office of Rowena N. Nelson, we offer sound and quality advice on matters related to compliance with court orders. Our expert family law attorneys in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia can also defend you when a contempt charge is leveled at you. We can help you get a favorable resolution and that much-needed peace of mind.