Wellesley Contempt & Enforcement Lawyer
Trusted Family Law Solutions
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.