Orlando Custody in Contempt
Another parent violating your custody rights? Call an Orlando Family Lawyer!
After arranging a
child custody agreement, one parent may fail to follow the terms of a parenting plan.
Because custody is determined in a court hearing, a parent who neglects
various responsibilities associated with custody may be charged with civil
contempt of court. If you are faced with contempt or contempt charges,
contact our legal team today. We can discuss your case in a free consultation
before working to resolve your difficulties.
Our firm, Richard A. Heller, P.A., has extensive experience serving clients
with family law matters. We have a sincere concern for the families in
Orlando, and our founding lawyer has donated his time and energy to helping
the community through teaching and public appearances. Our passionate
commitment to client service has earned our Orlando child custody attorneys
various honors from reputable companies, including a
BV® Distinguished™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. With seasoned knowledge in resolving
child custody matters, we are prepared to take your case.
Signs and Consequences of Contempt
Child custody involves two separate legal rights: parental responsibility
and time-sharing. When another parent fails to preserve either or both
of these rights, they are probably acting in civil contempt. Before taking
legal action, you may want to discuss the custody violation with your
former spouse. If they continue to disregard the ruling after discussing
their violation, our firm can help you work toward a legal change of your
Any of the following actions may constitute contempt:
- Disregarding joint custody
- Preventing visitation
- Failing to make support payments
Many people do not realize the severe nature of civil contempt. If found
guilty of contempt, a parent may face a variety of harsh consequences
until their situation is rectified. While not every case of contempt needs
to end with such legal measures, certain situations may require extensive
action to ensure that custody orders are carried out efficiently.
The consequences for contempt include:
- Payment of legal fees
- Various fines and penalties
- Jail sentencing
If you happen to be facing charges for contempt on account of reduced income
or other problems, an Orlando child custody lawyer from our firm can help
you work toward an effective
modification. Whatever your situation, our legal team is available to help you protect
your rights as a parent.
How You Can Fight Civil Contempt
To ensure that you receive a fair ruling concerning custody in contempt,
it is important that you keep detailed documentation of any events that
would indicate a violation of custody. Be sure to note the exact time
and place of each violation, including evidence such as time-stamped photographs,
statements made by your child, and/or other relevant information.
Once you have identified a potential contempt case, you should take your
concerns to an Orlando family attorney. Steven N. Cole, LLC is prepared
to provide the legal services required by your case. With 75 years of
combined experience in
family law, we are confident that we can help you resolve your legal difficulties.
If we take your case, we will apply every effort to ensure that your parental
rights are protected and you have the time to spend with your children
as was ordered by the court.
Our firm can be reached at (407) 501-4052.
to secure a skilled legal team for your case!