Violations of Court Orders: Enforcement, Contempt, and Punitive Sanctions.
In Family Law, often a party does not comply with the Court's Order. When that happens, what can be done? In Washington there are a variety of legal remedies to compel enforcement, impose contempt, or otherwise punish a party for violations of a valid Court Order. Contempt of Court for Child Support and Parenting Plan Violations: Contempt is a serious remedy that is often used in the context of violations of a Child Support Order or a Parenting Plan. Bringing a contempt mo
Domestic Violence Protection Order
Family law litigation often involves the need for protection of property or from the other party, or restraints to govern behavior moving forward. There are several different types of protection and restraining orders, including Restraining Order, Domestic Violence Protection Order, Sexual Assault Protection Order and Anti-Harassment Protection Order. Domestic Violence Protection Order: Protection orders in Domestic Violence cases generally involve parties who were married,
One of the unfortunate aspects of family law in Washington State is sometimes a bitter, heated dispute between parents breaks out over the establishment or modification of a parenting plan. These custody battles amongst parents often claim their own children as casualties. One of the most frequent weapons used by loving, but misguided, parents involves engaging in Parental Alienation. Dr. Richard A. Gardner, a forensic psychiatrist, wrote extensively about Parental Alienati