Contempt is the way the court enforces its own orders. If your former spouse or former significant other is violating the terms of an existing court order, you may have a contempt case and be able to seek relief from the court, which could include having your attorneys’ fees reimbursed. To be held in contempt, there must have been a willful violation of a court order. A person may be found in contempt of orders involving child support, custody, and/or other family-law related court orders. Contempt is not to be taken lightly, as the consequences of being found in contempt can be required “purge provisions,” being ordered to pay the other side’s attorneys’ fees, and in extreme, certain cases, jail time.
The Law Office of Tracey L Perrick takes pride in our devotion to understanding your needs and objectives. Our Howard County Family Law Attorneys have a proven track record of advocating our clients’ rights during all phases of the divorce process, negotiations, and court appearances. We have experience with contempt matters and our Howard County lawyers are familiar with the intricacies of the Maryland Family Courts. Let us help you!