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Failure To Comply With Court Orders

Written by Wolfgang R. Anderson

Attorney at Law

Anderson, Fields, Dermody & McIlwain

If a party fails to comply with a court order, several remedies can be invoked to terminate such breaches. Contempt of court is one. The consequences can be dire, like a fine or jail time.

Should a party fail to comply with the court’s order to pay support, he/she may have their wages garnished or be required to give a wage assignment.

A party may be sentenced to jail for failing to obey a court’s mandate until compliance. This is discussed later in the child support section of this book.