Legal Question in Family Law in California

Are there any consequences if a contempt of court order in not approved?

Asked on 5/27/21, 11:42 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Haapala, Thompson & Abern, LLP

Only approved orders are actually orders. Proposed orders submitted but not granted have no effect. However, if one side files an application for a contempt order, and the court decides to deny the application on a technicality, or to give the other side a chance to "shape up" before facing consequences, the court is likely to "throw the book" at the other party if first party has to file another request for a contempt order for the same contempt conduct.

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Answered on 5/27/21, 12:08 pm

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