It is in the best interest of the parties in a family law case to learn about their duties and responsibilities and to preserve their assets and comply with Court rules. Here I will go over a two of the several rules laid out in the STANDING TEMPORARY ORDER FOR FAMILY LAW CASES WITH MINOR CHILDREN but in no way are the ones unlisted here any less important. Be sure to do your research and seek legal advice if you have any questions.
NO RESIDENTIAL RELOCATION OF CHILDREN: Neither party should remove, cause to be removed, or permit the removal of any minor child of the parties from their current county of residence for residential purposes without the written agreement of both parties or an order of this Court.
DISPOSITION OF ASSETS: It is the law that, generally, neither party should conceal, damage, or dispose of any marital asset and neither party should dissipate the value of a marital asset. The parties may spend their incomes in the ordinary course of their personal and family affairs. Neither party should conceal or waste jointly owned funds, whether in the form of cash, bank accounts, or other liquid assets.
When a court issues an order during or after a divorce, such as an official visitation schedule or regular support payments, it becomes legally binding. This means you must abide by the conditions laid out in the order, and if you willfully disobey, you can be subject to court penalties. This is known as being held in contempt.
Committing contempt can include both civil and criminal penalties. These can include fines, paying the other party’s attorney fees, compensatory custody time or even a jail sentence.