Family Court Contempt


Being held in contempt of court is no laughing matter and is one of the more severe outcomes of a civil legal case. For those who do not follow court orders, or fulfill their responsibilities as set forth by a judge, contempt is a likely scenario. While the exact laws around family court contempt are different in each state, it’s important to understand your role and your obligations, so you can avoid this at all costs. Here at Fender Law Firm, we understand the ins and outs of family court contempt, and can assist with your case, to keep things moving along without costly interruption.


In the context of family law, there are many situations that may result in one party being held in contempt. These include, but are not limited to:

— Refusal to allow the co-parent the agreed-upon visitation

— Refusal to return the child at the end of visitation

— Refusal to delivery property to the other, as ordered in divorce paperwork

— Refusal to pay child support


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We bring over 25 years of experience to your case and will work patiently and tirelessly to bring you peace of mind.

Our roots run deep and date back to the Dowling & Dowling firm founded in 1941. Attorney Addison Fender continued his family's legacy in 2010 when he and his wife Tracy, one of the county's most experienced paralegals, opened Fender Law Firm. Guided by the practice's long standing values of compassion, honesty and fairness, our highly skilled team offers family legal services in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, including Beaufort County, Jasper County, Colleton County, Hampton County, and Allendale County. Beaufort, Blufton, Hilton Head and surrounding areas.

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