Long Island Enforcement Defense Attorneys
Serving Clients in Suffolk County & Nassau County
Are you being accused of violating a Suffolk County or Nassau County family court order of child custody, child support, or visitation? If the judge rules against you, the penalties for these violations can be severe and can include the permanent loss of parental rights.
Do not take the chance to go to court without an experienced and compassionate family law attorney by your side. Our Long Island enforcement defense lawyers at Laurence Silverman & Associates have more than 50 years of experience defending clients unfairly accused of these violations.
We care deeply for the welfare of their clients and will bring to the court’s attention all the reasons why you might have been unable to follow a court order such as:
- You had a long illness.
- You lost a job.
- You and the other parent made a significant change is the child custody arrangements such as having the children live with you more often than they had in the past.
If you have been summoned by the court of allegedly violating a court order, call us today at (631) 816-2684 and request a free consultation.
What Happens If I’m Held in Contempt?
If you are accused of violating a family court order in New York, you could be found in contempt. To prove a person is in contempt, the other party must show that you were aware about the order, you were able to comply with the terms of the order, you knowingly and willfully violated the order, and you do not have a valid excuse for violating the order.
The accusing party often sends a warning letter prior to filing for contempt, giving the other party an opportunity to correct their behavior and showing the court that this is an act of good faith, instead of causing deliberate legal trouble. If they still ignore order, the accusing party could give them a deadline before seeking court enforcement.
A conviction for contempt can lead to serious civil and criminal penalties. Common examples include change in custody arrangements, compensatory visitation, wage garnishment, fines, and even jail time.
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It may be hard, if not impossible, for you alone to be able to explain these changes to a Family Court Judge. That is why you need our legal team to do the talking for you. We have the experience and we know how the system works.
Do not delay and contact us today to learn more about our affordable and effective legal solutions.
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