Contempt and Enforcement Lawyer
Contempt and Enforcement
Motions for Contempt and Enforcement are very useful tools if a party is not complying or abiding by the terms of a prior court order. Very often, contempt actions are utilized in order to enforce a prior child support or alimony order which a party has refused to pay. Once a contempt motion has been filed and properly severed on the opposing party, it is the Petitioner’s burden to show the court that the other party has failed to comply with the respective court order. The opposing party will have an opportunity to show the inability to comply with the court order. However, if the court finds that the party was able to comply with the order and willfully chose to disobey it, the court may find that party in contempt and may impose sanctions, such as compliance with the order, payment of attorney’s fees, costs, jail time, compensatory fines, and any other relief which is permitted by law. If your former spouse has violated a court order and you are seeking enforcement of the order; or in the alternative if your former spouse has filed a contempt motion against you, and you are seeking legal representation to defend you against the motion, call us today for a free initial consultation.
Contact Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson of Jenkinson Legal with your Family Law questions, (321) 837-9547.
Jenkinson Legal has many satisfied clients throughout seven counties of Central Florida – Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard. Here at the Florida Family Law office of Jenkinson Legal we have one simple objective: provide personalized, one on one attention to our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Jenkinson Legal today to learn more about our experience and success at (321) 837-9547. We are conveniently located in beautiful downtown Winter Park, Florida.