Contempt Matters in Connecticut
What Is Contempt, and When Is It Necessary to Pursue it in Court?
Contempt is when a party willfully does not uphold their obligation(s) of a Court Order. This could occur during the pendency of an action, or it can happy after a case ends and the final stipulation is entered (also known as post-judgment).
A good example of a party being in contempt would be if one party is ordered to pay the other a certain amount of child support, on a certain day of the week, and they willfully either miss payments, or only make a partial payment. The party owed the support would be able to file a Motion for Contempt with the court.
However, the burden would be on the moving party to show that the other party willfully violated a clear and unambiguous Court Order.
Unlike other initial pleadings that would start or open a case, a Motion for Contempt does not require a filing fee. In fact, you can often request that the respondent pay for the moving party’s counsel fees for having to pursue the action.
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