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  Rachel Schmidt and Dylan Briggs 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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