Contempt Charges in Texas
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In divorce matters, post-decree modifications must be recognized by the court in order to be considered official and enforceable. If the court has not approved a change, contempt charges can be brought against the offending party. Dallas family law attorneys from Scott H. Palmer, P.C. can help you file for contempt charges against your former spouse if the terms of a divorce or modification are not being followed. We can also capably defend you against a contempt charge as seasoned defense lawyers backed by Attorney Scott Palmer, a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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How Contempt Charges Can Affect Your Case
Several specific issues that can bring about a contempt charge include the following:
- Relocation of the children
- Failure to pay spousal support
- Failure to pay child support
- Denial of visitation rights
- Failure to exercise visitation rights
Individual circumstances may bring about the temporary or permanent need to change the terms of your divorce. However, even if your spouse agrees to a modification, the court must also approve the proposed modification to avoid being found in contempt. If this step is not taken, you can face serious consequences that include jail, probation, fines, makeup visitation, or seizure of your property.
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If you have not acquired the approval of the court before making a change in your divorce terms, the team at Scott H. Palmer, P.C. can assist you in contempt actions. Likewise, if your spouse has unilaterally decided to modify the terms of your divorce, you can take legal steps that can require your spouse to adhere to the original divorce decree. Since 1996, our Dallas divorce lawyers have worked tirelessly for clients dealing with contempt cases and other matters of family law. We are proud to offer superior legal services in Texas and will exhaustively work on your behalf.
Whether you need defense from contempt charges or to press contempt charges, contact Scott H. Palmer, P.C. at (214) 891-3382!