Men’s Divorce Podcast: An Overview Of Contempt In Divorce

Men's Divorce PodcastEach month, the Cordell & Cordell Men’s Divorce Podcast features an in-depth discussion on specific issues that affect men going through divorce.

This month, Cordell & Cordell CEO/Managing Partner Scott Trout is joined by divorce attorneys to provide an overview of contempt and all the different ways it can come into play during the divorce process.

They discuss how states define contempt (1:15); the legal standard for contempt (2:40); whether contempt be intentional (3:28); will contempt go on a person’s criminal record (5:35); penalties for contempt (6:52); will contempt affect child custody (10:35); consequences of failing to follow temporary orders (11:42); the importance of your relationship with your judge (13:05); how to file a motion of contempt and how long the process typically takes (15:10); alternative remedies that provide quicker relief than contempt (21:30); how to prepare for a contempt motion (23:58); reasons to file a motion to modify in tandem with a motion of contempt (28:04); how to defend against a motion of contempt (30:50); the dangers of oral agreements (32:57); unusual cases of contempt (35:05); and more.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

One comment on “Men’s Divorce Podcast: An Overview Of Contempt In Divorce

    I am on unemployment and I had a problem getting it started so right now I am late with my payment cause of being layed off from work I have a restart date but I have been looking for a new job as well cause I don’t want to travel back and forth without getting paid for the travel. I make good money but no benfits I have no health insurance right now and just had to move from the place I was staying at for a little more than where I am at now my girlfriend is paying all of the costs of us to move and my ex should be passant but no she texts .e and says I am going to be taken back to court and she is going to ask for a 3% increase. I can’t afford it I haven’t even got my first unemployment check yet.

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