Areas Of Expertise

Enforcement and Contempt

Contempt and enforcement are means for which to gain compliance by a party who is not abiding by a court order. Generally, Florida Courts retain jurisdiction over matters, which they have previously adjudicated. This means that the Court has the ability to enforce its prior rulings should a party violate or otherwise fail to comply with Court's Order. This includes, but is not limited to, payment of alimony, child support, equitable distribution, attorneys' fees and costs and compliance with a parenting plan. If someone is found to willfully and intentionally violate a Court Order, the Court could hold that person in contempt of court. In either event, contempt and enforcement are tools utilized by the Court to ensure that its' ruling are enforced as intended.