This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on the consequences for failing to follow a child custody order in Las Vegas and other areas. I felt it was necessary to address this topic due to the fact that many make the mistake of thinking that co-parenting is a private issue between the two parties. The fact of the matter, however, is that failing to obey a custody order means that you are violating a mandate from a judge and this can have consequences. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed multiple topics over the course of this series. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Nevada’s consequences and penalties for contempt of court
- Filing for contempt of court in Las Vegas
- Common grounds for contempt in child custody cases
- Defending yourself against contempt of court claims
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, the penalties for being found in contempt can be quite serious. These penalties can include jail-time, fines, and having to pay the other side’s legal fees. Furthermore, one will still be under an obligation to follow the Court’s orders after these penalties have been imposed. Second, filing for contempt is a multi-step process. These steps include filing the motion and attending an initial hearing before attending a “show cause” hearing. Third, some of the most common claims for contempt stem from a parent not paying child support or a parent absconding with the child. Finally, many claims are made by presenting evidence that is false or out of context. One can defend themselves by presenting their own evidence.
If you or a family member are involved in a legal dispute then contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas child custody lawyer. I devote my practice to the handling of domestic relations law and I have extensive experience in contempt cases. My office will work to identify the evidence which tells your side of the story and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.