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Enforcement. The Civil Contempt Conundrum

» Posted September 1, 2012Articles

By Brian Karpf, Miami FL

The Court's contempt power is a potent tool. It is typically an enforcement mechanism of last resort, but one used to both maintain family law principals and coerce compliance with rulings. When an individual attempts to avoid an obligation of support - whether it be alimony or child support, or even an award of attorney's fees - its contempt power is often times the Court's only means to compel deficient obligors to fulfill their their oblications.

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