Contempt of court in Florida is a situation where someone has not obeyed a court order and may be subject to sanctions by the court. To be in contempt of court there must be: a court order that clearly defines an obligation or requirement, an ability on the part of the ordered or obligated individual to comply with that order, and a willful refusal to comply with the order.
For whatever reason, you have found yourself facing contempt proceedings. Maybe you are going through a difficult time or maybe you have been facing some unexpected financial blows that set you back. We all know what happens to the best laid plans and good intentions — sometimes life goes terribly, unexpectedly off track.
Whatever the situation, you need legal help and you need it now. Contempt of court consequences can include fines, visitation make-up time, a modification to the custody arrangement, and in some instances even jail time.
Legal jargon can be confusing. Below in simple terms are a few examples of 'Contempt' or 'Violating a Court Order:
Ignoring the situation will not make it go away, and the longer you wait to take action, the worse it will get for you. You may be worried about what is going to happen, but without an experienced lawyer on your side, you will not have a shot at the best outcome.
Remember, the court does not want to hear your excuses — they want a logical explanation of what occurred and a proactive plan for resolution.
Our Family Law Attorney Efrain Aponte at Affordable Law Associates will evaluate your situation and provide options for a solution in order to have the best outcome for the contempt or enforcement proceedings.
Affordable Law Associates provides representation in all phases of the divorce or paternity process. If you believe you should file a motion for contempt or enforcement or if the action is against you, contact Attorney Efrain Aponte at Affordable Law Associates to evaluate your needs.
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