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Contempt & Enforcement

Connecticut Family Law Attorney

Divorce settlement agreements, child custody orders, and other court orders establish rights and obligations for all parties involved. However, when an individual willfully violates family court orders, courts hold the individual responsible. At Gans & Gans, our attorneys are knowledgeable about Connecticut contempt laws. Our experience and understanding of these laws enables us to provide advocacy and guidance to clients with court order enforcement concerns.

Contact our Bridgeport family law firm for a free consultation.

Issues such as failure to obtain life insurance, refusal to sell a house, failure to provide health insurance or failure to allocate shares of retirement funds can make a significant difference. Our lawyers represent clients working to enforce family court orders or agreements, often by seeking a contempt order against the other party. However, we also have the experience and skills to defend clients facing contempt actions. We handle all forms of contempt cases, such as those involving:

  • Enforcement of child custody orders
  • Enforcement of visitation/parenting time
  • Enforcement of alimony/spousal support
  • Enforcement of child support
  • Enforcement of other court orders

Connecticut Contempt Proceedings

Any court order, or portion of a court order, that is not being complied with can be enforced through a contempt proceeding. When a petition for enforcement is received by the court, a trial will be held to assess the situation. An individual can be held in contempt if the orders were willfully violated. An individual who is found in contempt may face incarceration, court costs, liability for reimbursement of legal fees, and other penalties.

Over 25 Years of Experience on Your Side

We can provide informative and experienced support and counsel to clients with contempt issues. Contact our Bridgeport attorneys for skilled family law representation.

Gans & Gans

1335 Wood Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604