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When a court signs an order, you are expected to uphold the terms. If an individual does not follow through with what is required by the court order, this is considered contempt and the court can assess penalties as well as take measures to enforce the order.

Whether the other parent is not paying the required child support or has decided to refuse custody or visitation, Tomasino Legal Group's team of family law attorney in Wellesley can help. We can also provide defense for clients who are facing contempt proceedings for family law matters. Our divorce attorneys personally guide clients through each step of the proceedings and work to obtain a result that serves your interests.

We can help enforce court order violations that include:

How Court Orders Are Enforced

First, the court will give the offender the opportunity to remedy the violation. If it is a financial contempt, the offender will be given the chance to repay back child support or alimony arrears. If the offender is unwilling to comply, the court can order incarceration, wage garnishment, driver's license suspension, and other remedies. In addition, the court can also assess fines to coerce compliance.

With custody violations, the court can choose to modify parenting plans to award compensatory visitation.

Know Your Rights & Options

Tomasino Legal Group can assist clients with filing and defending contempt orders. If you are simply unable to pay for child support because of financial hardship, we can help you seek a modification. If the other parent is refusing to pay, we understand that more than anything, you want compliance and not incarceration of your former spouse. The most important thing is for clients to understand their rights and the options available. Our family lawyers will find creative solutions that are in your best interests.

Contact our office at (781) 713-3110 to discuss your situation.

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