By William Halaz. A Motion for Contempt is a common occurrence in family law proceedings. In previous articles on contempt of court, I addressed the legal concept of contempt and outlined the conditions that must be met for contempt. What are the consequences of being found in contempt? Well, it is unlikely that the judge will send you to jail for being unable to communicate with your ex, but there could be other consequences which might hit you harder, whether in the wallet or in your time with your child. If the court has determined that there was a valid order you knew about and failed to comply with, and you have the present ability to comply with that order, you are now in contempt.
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The law of Contempt
Typically a contempt finding with enter when you fail to pay a court-ordered award of child support or alimony. But a contempt finding can also enter if you refuse to hand over property, disclose information or turn over court-ordered documents. Criminal contempt typically entails some sort of active interference with the functioning of the court. You could demonstrate to the court that -- although you were aware of the order -- you were unable comply with the order.
The two most common types of contempt of court are sub judice rule and the failure to obey a court order. Most of the law of contempt in New Zealand is common law, however, parts of it that deal with the conduct in court and specific offenses that relate to the administration such as perjury, are considered. Contempt is generally defined as an act of disobedience to an order of a court, or an act of disrespect of a court. A client's failure to comply with a restraining order, a visitation order or an injunction in any kind of action may result in a finding of contempt of court, no matter the intention. Also a non-payment of a sum of money, ordered by the court to be paid can lead to.