33 Search Results for contempt

May 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Stupid Lawyer Trick #27 – The Trigger Happy Contempt Petition

...ffending party out of their lethargy, but it is great documentation of the contemptuous attitude we are alleging. If you are filing a contempt petition, that’s good stuff to have in your file. Here is the advice I once got in a seminar from brilliant lawyer and friend Jim Bordas, “Give them the opportunity to do what’s right, and be ready to punish them if they do wrong.” That’s a good motto, and remember, “Do unto others as you would have others...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Modifications/Contempt

...I help clients modify court orders to reflect their current circumstances. Contempt of Court Orders I also take action to enforce existing court orders for child support, custody or visitation, spousal support and distribution of assets and debts. Did your ex say he’d pay off the credit card debt but never did, and now creditors are coming after you? Are you paying child support as ordered, but your ex won’t let you see your kids? Please contact m...

April 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm

WV Senate Bill 430 – The Law That No One Heard Of

...ered an order following a hearing on August 6, 2013. finding respondent in contempt of court for violating the restraining 1. order. The order allowed respondent to purge herself of contempt it” she had no further contact with petitioner, directly or indirectly, For the next two years. Respondent thereafter filed a petition for appeal to the circuit court in regard to the mutual restraining order, and after filing an amended petition, a hearing wa...

December 13, 2014 at 3:52 am

WV Supreme Court Rules People May Not Agree to Leave Each Other Alone.

...e pledged to respect the other person’s privacy, and their space. If it is contempt to violate other terms of the agreed order, it should be contempt for intentionally violating a “no contact” order. These orders have been invaluable tools to me and hundreds of family law lawyers and judges, and to the parties in these suits, ever the pesterers. Now they will know these non domestic violence orders will be unenforceable. Riffle needed to have some...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Family Law

...nced lawyer. If you have experienced a substantial change in circumstances, such as the loss of a job or a remarriage, your court-ordered child support and child custody arrangements may need to be modified. I also help clients with enforcement of court orders when a former spouse is in contempt of court. Learn more about modifications/contempt Free Lawyer Consultation If you have questions about how I can serve you in a family law case, contact m...

May 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm

YOU HAVE YOUR COURT APPROVED PROPERTY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT: NOW WHAT?

...nt to believe. Stubborn refusal to comply with the agreement can lead to a contempt petition and incarceration. Leaving loose ends can cost a party thousands of dollars. This is advice to my colleagues and my clients. I hope you will “take it to heart”. I have written elsewhere about using checklists and having systems. Our file closing checklist is part of our family law practice system. We cannot close the file until the checklist items have bee...

April 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Dear Honorable (Family Court) Judges

...ssessment of fines, and judicious use of incarceration for chronic acts of contempt; f. Robust awards of attorney fees in appropriate cases; g. Strong focus on the eight exceptions to the Caretaking Functions Statute; h. Frequent use of urine tests, with stronger responses to meth and other hard drugs than to positive tests for marijuana; this was tempered by what I considered a wise observation that smoking pot is not only illegal, but it require...

October 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Divorce 101 Handout (October 5, 2011)

...with the answer. 5. A “petition for a rule to show cause” is also called a contempt petition. It alleges violation(s) of a court order and must be approved first by the court with an “order filing petition and notice of hearing”. 6. In divorces, several documents must be filed with the petition: a. An affidavit swearing to the truth of the accusations; b. A proposed parenting plan if there are children; c. A detailed financial affidavit of assets...

November 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

2012 Seminars Attended to Date

...MINAR NAVIGATING COMPLEX ASSET CASES 2012-01-17 LANE ELLIS, JR. CHARLESTON CONTEMPT ADVANCED FAMILY LAW SEMINAR EFFECTIVELY ARGUING CONTEMPT ISSUES 2012-01-17 C. PAGE HAMRICK III CHARLESTON CHILD & SPOUSAL SUPPORT ADVANCED FAMILY LAW SEMINAR ADVANCED CHILD AND SPOUSAL ISSUES 2012-01-17 C. PAGE HAMRICK III CHARLESTON MILITARY DIVORCE ADVANCED FAMILY LAW SEMINAR SPECIAL ISSUES IN MILITARY DIVORCE 2012-01-17 C. PAGE HAMRICK III CHARLESTON ESTATE PLAN...

September 25, 2018 at 11:51 am

A CONUNDRUM FOR FAMILY COURTS: WHAT TOOL FOR WHAT PROBLEMS? #1

...efore her a related family law case, divorce, allocation, modification, or contempt. Here I make the case that she can enter the order even where the litigants are not married, never have been, and have no children together. On Dec. 13, 2014, I posted, “The Supreme Court Rules People May Not Agree to Leave Each Other Alone”. http://hunterlawfirm.net/wv-supreme-court-rules-people-may-not-agree-to-leave-each-other-alone/ In it, I discussed a bizarre...