Enforcement of Court Orders
Contempt of Court
When a party fails to comply with a court's order (e.g. payment of child support, visitation schedule, payment of spousal support, etc.) the offended party may file a citation in contempt. A hearing will be held to determine if there has been a failure to abide by a court order. If the individual is found to be in violation, he or she may be sentenced to jail, ordered to pay monetary sanctions and/or attorney fees, or be required to take some other steps to reinstate compliance.