There are numerous reasons why an individual would want to file for contempt of a court order. Bentley Law Group
specializes in filing for contempt
: if your former spouse has not paid child support, spousal support,
or if he or she is not following a court-ordered visitation schedule. If your former spouse is out of compliance, the Massachusetts
Family and Probate Judge has the authority to incarcerate the defendant until the defendant becomes compliant with the court order. In many instances, the judge may also give the defendant a fixed amount of time to become compliant, and set a short review date to closely follow the defendant's attempts to comply with the order of the court. In addition, you should be aware that attorney fees can be awarded to you if the court finds the defendant guilty of contempt.