An Overview Of Contempt In Divorce Proceedings | Cordell & Cordell

An Overview Of Contempt In Divorce Proceedings

Men's Divorce PodcastCordell & Cordell divorce attorneys Rachel Schmidt and Dylan Briggs join CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout to review the ins and outs of contempt and the various ways it can factor into divorce. 

They discuss how states define contempt (1:15); the legal standard for contempt (2:40); whether contempt be intentional (3:28); will contempt go on a person’s criminal record (5:35); penalties for contempt (6:52); will contempt affect child custody (10:35); consequences of failing to follow temporary orders (11:42); the importance of your relationship with your judge (13:05); how to file a motion of contempt and how long the process typically takes (15:10); alternative remedies that provide quicker relief than contempt (21:30); how to prepare for a contempt motion (23:58); reasons to file a motion to modify in tandem with a motion of contempt (28:04); how to defend against a motion of contempt (30:50); the dangers of oral agreements (32:57); unusual cases of contempt (35:05); and more.

About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.