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An Overview Of Contempt In Divorce Proceedings

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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.

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