Contempt and Enforcement Proceedings
Contempt and Enforcement of prior orders are two different forms of relief that carry different burdens of proof in court. Contempt is not always available as a form of relief, however, enforcement may be. Understanding the difference between the two is critical to achieving success with your motion. Many parties without legal counsel file the wrong motion asking for the wrong relief. As a result, the court has no option but to dismiss the claims for lack of jurisdiction. This forces parties to start the process over again, usually causing further emotional distress.Before seeking to hold someone in contempt or to enforce an agreement against another person, contact Andrew A. Bokan. He can help determine what relief you may be entitled to -- and how to best achieve it.