Failing to Comply with a Family Court Order
When a person fails to follow a family court order in the state of Texas, that individual can suffer from penalties as a result. This lack of compliance is called “contempt of court.” A person can be in contempt of court for all types of family law orders, such as orders to pay child support or spousal support, orders to give one’s spouse access to certain property, child custody orders and visitation orders. Some parents violate child custody or visitation orders by wrongfully withholding the child from the other parent, while others violate these orders by taking the child without having custody rights. Another way that a child custody order can be violated is when one parent relocates with the child without permission from the other parent or the court.
Here some of the penalties that can potentially result from being in contempt of court:
- Jail time
- Probation (may require counseling, special classes or programs, etc.)
- Expensive fines
- Orders to pay attorney fees and court costs
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Do you have a spouse who is not complying with a court order that affects you or your child? If so, our Katy divorce attorneys can have the court address this issue. If the other party fails to cooperate, he or she may be held in contempt of court and ultimately forced to comply with the order’s requirements. Our legal team also assists individuals who may be unfairly considered in contempt of court, such as those who are subject to unclear court orders or those who actually did not violate the orders. At Adams Law Firm, we have been handling divorce cases and other family law cases for 35 years. Do not hesitate to consult with one of our lawyers for excellent legal representation in your case. Contact us today!