Violations and Contempt

Violations of court orders relating to custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and other family law issues can result in a finding of contempt of court and even jail time for the offending party.

Contempt of court is any willful disobedience, or disregard, of a court order. Contempt of court includes misconduct in the presence of a court, including any action that interferes with a judge’s ability to administer justice. Contempt also includes any behavior that insults the court. Contempt is punishable by fine or imprisonment or both.

Violations of court-ordered child visitation agreements are serious matters. This is because child visitation orders are always drafted according to the child’s best interest.

When dealing with issues such as violations of visitation agreements and contempt of court, it would be wise to seek the assistance of an attorney. Again, it is the best interests of the child that are at stake, so it is important that your requests be well supported. Perlmutter Law Firm is well versed in family law in New York State and will be able to assist you in preparing the necessary documents within the given time restrictions.