Need a Contempt Order?
Individuals in the middle of a family law matter can become belligerent
and stubborn. Whether the issue involves divorce, legitimation, or any
other matter, parties that receive an unfavorable outcome are prone to
harsh reactions that directly defy the court's order. This is known
as contempt, and if an individual is in direct violation of the terms
of the court's decision, Gibbs Law Firm is here to ensure that those
terms are upheld.
Contempt can have residual effects on all parties involved. Defying a court's
order could mean that a spouse or child doesn't receive the care and
support needed to maintain a balanced life. Our Decatur contempt attorneys
will not stand for this. A judge's decision is made with the intent
to be fair for all parties involved. Make sure that your child receives
the financial support he or she needs.
If you wish to take a contempt action,
call our office
at (404) 471-3874 to get started.
File a Contempt of Court with Our Decatur Contempt attorneys
Contempt of court is a fairly common occurrence that stems from an outcome
that one party deems unfavorable. When a contempt action is filed, the
party is often found guilty of willful contempt. If found guilty, the
filing party is able to recover some or even all of the fees used to hire
an attorney for the case. One of the most important factors in these cases
is whether or not the defendant had willful contempt.
Most common examples of willful contempt include:
- One party's failing to pay child support,
- Failure to discuss major issues concerning children
- Failure to transfer an account required in property division cases
In any of these scenarios, a contempt action is justified. Call Gibbs Law
Firm to speak with our attorneys about what actions you can take during
Defending Against Contempt of Court Accusations
If you are being accused of defying a family law court order, our Decatur
contempt defense lawyers are also equipped to help you. We understand
that if you are found guilty of contempt, you have a lot to lose. You
could be facing jail time and may even face a fine. Our team will carefully
analyze your case and work diligently to prepare a convincing defense
to account for why you are unable to comply with an order. We work quickly
and efficiently to resolve your contempt case.
Dial (404) 471-3874 to get started or reach us using our
online contact form.