In family law matters, contempt generally refers to violations of court orders, such as child support, spousal support, custody or visitation orders. If you are in a situation in which you cannot comply with a court order, such as if you are unable to afford child or spousal support payments, you should file a motion for a modification, or a change, in the court order. A New York divorce lawyer from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. can help you file this motion.
The following cases provide examples of how New York courts have ruled on various contempt matters in family law.