The Carroll Law FirmThe Carroll Law Firm

Fort Lauderdale Based Contempt & Enforcement Lawyer

Restoring Respect and Order: Dedicated Support for Contempt and Enforcement Issues in Family Law

Contempt & Enforcement Overview

In Florida, contempt is defined as a party willfully failing to comply with a clear Court Order. Violation of a Court Order for a parenting plan, child support, alimony, or any other family law matter, may result in serious legal consequences for the party who fails to comply with the Court's Order.

If you are in need of enforcement of an Order or in defense of a contempt claim, we have twenty-five years of experience in handling contempt and enforcement issues and will work with you to find the best resolution in your situation, as efficiently as possible.

Common Questions

Here are the two most common questions clients ask us regarding divorce:

  • How long will this take? The timeline for resolving contempt and enforcement cases in family law can vary significantly, depending on the complexity of the case and the responsiveness of the involved parties. Generally, it could take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. We work diligently to expedite the process while ensuring your rights and interests are thoroughly protected and advocated for.

  • How much will this cost? The cost of addressing contempt and enforcement matters depends on the intricacies of your case, such as the nature and extent of violations. During our initial consultation, we will discuss our transparent fee structure and provide a detailed estimate tailored to your specific circumstances. Our goal is to offer effective and affordable legal solutions to ensure compliance with court orders and protect your rights.

The Legal Process

Here's a general overview of the steps involved in navigating contempt and enforcement cases with us. From initial consultations to final agreements, we break down each stage, providing clarity and guidance to help you understand what to expect. Our aim is to make the legal journey as smooth and informed as possible, ensuring you feel supported at every turn.

  1. Initial Consultation and Case Review: The first step is an in-depth initial consultation where we review the specifics of your situation. This includes examining the existing court orders, understanding the nature of the alleged contempt or enforcement issues, and assessing the legal remedies available to you.

  2. Filing and Documentation: After the consultation, we proceed with filing the necessary legal documents. This involves preparing and submitting the appropriate motions or petitions to the court, outlining the nature of the contempt or the need for enforcement, and providing any supporting evidence.

  3. Court Representation and Resolution: The final step involves representing you in court. We will advocate on your behalf, present your case, and work towards a resolution, whether it involves enforcing court orders, addressing non-compliance, or seeking appropriate legal remedies. Our goal is to ensure that the court's decisions are upheld and your rights are protected.