This is the first post in a series which will discuss the consequences which one potentially faces for violating a child custody order in Nevada’s Family Courts. I have decided to address this issue due to the fact that many parents make the mistake of thinking that not following the Court’s mandate is a “private issue” between them and the other parent. This is not the case. The truth of the matter is that violating a custody order can carry serious consequences. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will address a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- The consequences of violating Court Orders in Nevada
- Filing to hold someone in contempt of a Nevada Family Court
- Issues which arise in contempt of court cases which involve child custody
- Defending yourself against claims that you should be held in contempt of court
I have chosen to address these issues for multiple reasons. First, violating a Court’s requirements is not a “private matter.” It is, instead, an action that can result in up to twenty-five days in jail, financial penalties, and being required to pay the other party’s legal fees. Second, if you believe the other side is failing to follow an order, then you must proactively take steps to bring it to the Judge’s attention if you wish for the Court to take action. Third, depending on the nature of the violations, the Court may be willing to change child custody. Finally, it is not uncommon for a party to make false or unreasonable claims in an effort to hold one in contempt. It is important to defend against such allegations.
One point I will raise in each of these articles is the importance of speaking with an experienced attorney if you have a court order which is not being followed. There are procedures which must be followed if you are attempting to hold someone in contempt of court. Likewise, it is important that you present the right evidence to the Judge if someone is claiming that you violated an order. I am a Las Vegas child custody lawyer who devotes her practice to the handling of domestic relations law. My office takes pride in the level of service it provides and I will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact me online or by telephone to schedule an appointment. I look forward to speaking with you.