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Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.
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Following a divorce, deciding how to share parenting time with a former spouse is an issue in which emotions continue to run high and problems may arise. While courts will enter custody orders that are in the best interests of the children involved, the contentious nature of this issue can occasionally lead to one parent violating the terms of the agreement.
When a spouse willfully disobeys an order of the court, the other parent can file a petition for contempt of a custody order. It is important to note that this is not a modification of the existing custody order, although possible sanctions for contempt can include a transfer of custody or make-up visitation or parenting time.
If your former spouse has failed to follow the directions or a custody order or you are being accused of custody contempt, you should immediately contact an experienced Pennsylvania family law attorney. Ciccarelli Law Offices assists clients with custody issues in Chester County, Lancaster County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.
Our firm investigates these cases and gathers the evidence needed to help people with these charges. You can have us review your case by calling (877) 529-2422 to schedule a free consultation.
A few of the most common violations of custody orders that can result in petitions for contempt include:
A person who is found in contempt of a custody order can face some very significant sanctions that include, but are not limited to:
If you have been served a motion for contempt of a custody order, you may be able to utilize one of the following defenses:
Contempt charges for child custody violations are extremely serious, and you will want the help of a capable Pennsylvania family law attorney so you can give yourself the best chance of obtaining the most favorable outcome to your case. Ciccarelli Law Offices represents clients in such Chester County communities as including Coatesville, West Goshen, Phoenixville, Easttown, West Chester, Kennett Square, West Caln, and Downingtown.
Our firm will fight to protect your parental rights. Call (877) 529-2422 right now to set up a free, no-obligation consultation that will let us see how we can help.