Contempt Laws – Massachusetts

A Contempt case in Massachusetts can be complicated for all parties involved. A contempt filing comes about if one party does not comply with a Court Order. A motion of contempt can be filed if someone does not pay child support as ordered, fails to pay Alimony as ordered, or violates a visitation or custody Order.

When an Order has been handed down by a judge and someone willfully disobeys that Order, having a dedicated attorney who can help to set things right is necessary. Without a skilled legal professional in your corner, a Contempt Order may make your situation work or lead to the outcome you need.

If you have been the subject of a Contempt Order, you will also want legal counsel on your side to protect your rights and help you get the matter resolved in the best way possible. An experienced family law attorney in your corner can help minimize the impact a contempt ruling can have on your life.

How We Can Help

Shapiro Law Group, PC will take the time to listen to your case and help you understand the best options and outcome for your Contempt case. A failure to comply with a Court Order and subsequent Contempt Complaint can have very serious consequences. Contempt can lead to jail time. The Order of Contempt is only lifted once the Order initially in place is upheld or rectified. It can be confusing and distressing facing a Contempt charge and you may not know exactly what to do once it has been filed. We can give you an honest assessment of your case and help you decide the best course of action when facing a Contempt charge. You do not have to accept the consequences of a Contempt filing without knowing your rights and how to best to rectify the situation. Every Contempt case is unique, and we will dedicate ourselves to obtaining the best possible solution for you.

Negotiations

If you have tried all you can to get another party to live up to a Court Order and have gotten nowhere, we can help. Our legal professionals have the negotiating and litigating experience needed to handle sensitive or contentious Contempt cases. We will make sure you know your rights and we will fight to protect those rights. Do not accept non-compliance of a Court Order. We can provide the time and ongoing support you need to make sure a filing for Contempt is effective and you get the resolution you need. If a party is found in Contempt, there is a possibility for you to recover your legal fees for the Contempt filing, so long as the judge makes this ruling.

Shapiro Law Group, PC provides the compassionate, understanding, and comprehensive representation you need during what can be a difficult time. When dealing with Contempt charge or filing, let us help you navigate the process and get the results you need.

The attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. 339-200-9933.