Filing a Contempt of Court Charge
Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult experiences an individual can have, and the process can become even more complicated when children are involved. Spouses must decide on a number of issues including child support, visitation, and property division. These decisions are often handled and enforced by a court of law in terms that both spouses agree to. Unfortunately, it is not at all uncommon for individuals to neglect the duties stipulated in their divorce agreement. Whether the individual simply fails to uphold aspects of their legal agreement or intentionally violates it, this type of behavior can cause financial and emotional turmoil for the other parent as well as the children involved.
In situations where an individual violates the terms of a legal agreement, a contempt of court charge can be brought against the guilty party. This step is sometimes necessary to ensure that everyone involved in the situation is receiving what they lawfully deserve.
Reasons for Contempt of Court Charges
There are a number of reasons a contempt of court charge can be levied against an individual. Some of the most common include:
- Failure to pay child support payments on time or at all
- Violation of child visitation or custody agreements
- Failure to follow property division agreements
- Inappropriate behavior in a court room
If your ex-spouse has committed any of these actions, a contempt of court charge may be an effective tool in preventing future violations. While it can be difficult for a layman to execute the necessary tasks in filing this type of claim, an experienced attorney can help you through the process in order to see that your court agreement is upheld.
Contact a San Jose Contempt of Court Attorney
If you are considering whether a contempt of court charge against your former spouse will be effective or not, you may benefit from a conversation with the San Jose legal team at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. Call today at (408) 296-4100 to learn more about the process of filing a claim and find out how we can help you.