Modifications and Contempt
At Pollack Law Group, we value fair and equitable family court orders. However, we also understand that a court order that once worked for you and your family may no longer be appropriate. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to modify a court order, have been found in contempt of court, or aren’t receiving the benefits that your court order provides, then we encourage you to contact our law firm today.
If your circumstances have changed, you have a right to go back to court and ask for a modification of your agreement. This means that you may have the ability to:
- Lower your child support payments - or seek an increase in the amount of support paid
- Reduce or terminate alimony payments
- Change your child custody/parenting plan
Your court orders should be proportionate to your current circumstances, so if something has changed, such as loss of job, taking a pay cut, or your spouse getting a raise, we are here to help you file for a modification of orders. This can save you a considerable amount of money.
Contempt cases arise out of non-compliance of court orders. Parties can file a motion of contempt for any of the following reasons:
- Failure to pay child support
- Failure to pay alimony
- Non-compliance of the visitation agreement
- Non-compliance in regard to property division
Courts usually like to see that you have made considerable effort to get what is owed you before resorting to a contempt order, but this varies depending on the family court judge.
Who We Represent
Pollack Law Group, P.C. represents people who find themselves in both situations. We represent people who need to modify an agreement just as we are prepared to represent people who need to contest a modification. We represent people who are not receiving what the other spouse agreed to pay and we can help spouses with modifications if they are unable to pay, which resulted in the non-compliance.
Contact our Massachusetts family lawyers today for a free review of your case to learn your legal rights and options.