When a Judge delivers a family law order, whether it concerns child custody, visiting rights or any other judgment related to separation, this order must be followed by the parties. As in any other legal case, sometimes the persons liable do not comply with these orders. What can the opposing party do?
They have to submit a petition because of contempt of court. The family lawyer must ask a Superior Court Judge to authorize a special hearing of the parties. Then the petition shall be delivered to the opposing party by a bailiff.
If the Judge concludes that there was indeed a breach of the order, the delinquent party may be sentenced to a penalty including even imprisonment.
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