Contempt or Enforcement
When a parent or former spouse refuses to comply with a Court Order, it may be appropriate to ask the Court to hold him or her in Contempt of court or Enforce the Order or Final Judgment. The Court has the authority to act to ensure compliance with the Order and may even impose sanctions on the non-compliant party and award you attorney’s fees for your efforts.
To begin the process of Contempt/Enforcement, you should become aware of the steps required by the Court.
Important Points to Keep in Mind:
- Forms should be typed or completed in black ink
- Motions should be signed before a notary or deputy clerk
- Electronic filing procedures are unique to each judicial circuit
- Specific electronic filing instructions are available for those who are self-represented
- Once a Hearing has been set by the Court, you will need to complete a Notice of Hearing
If you or your children are the victims of a party who refuses to honor a Court Order, call The Marks Law Firm in Orlando Florida for a one-on-one consultation to receive clear advice to discuss your options.