An act or expression denoting contempt.
Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority.
The stage in civil litigation where it is alleged that a party has violated an injunction, with the consequence that the court can order an appropriate remedy to cure the contempt.
Behavior that interferes with court proceedings, impugns a court's dignity, or violates an order of a court. A judge has inherent power to punish for contempt if there is a clear and present danger to the administration of justice.
This word is often misused by Pro Pers, who frequently say their spouses are in "contempt" because they disobeyed a court order. A person in a divorce action is not in "contempt," however, until they have violated a court order, their spouse is aware of the violation and filed an Order to Show Cause re Contempt, a trial is held before a Judge and the Judge finds the person guilty of contempt. These trials are criminal trials, since contempts are criminal acts, and if the person is found guilty of contempt, there is a good chance of going to jail.
Contemptis a disobedience to the rules and orders of a court which has power to punish for such an offense . . . . A civil contempt is one in which the conduct constituting the contempt is directed against some civil right of an opposing party and the proceeding is initiated by him.” (emphasis added) Stoner v. Stoner, 163 Conn. 345, 359 (1972).
An act which disrupts or shows disregard for the court.
failure to follow a court order. One side can request that the court determine that the other side is in contempt and punish him or her.
a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
open disrespect for a person or thing
a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
an act or omission which obstructs or impedes either House or its members or officers in the performance of their functions or which has a direct or indirect tendency to do so
A wilful disregard of a Court, Judge or legal document (see Specialty Section: CONTEMPT).
Failure to comply with a court order when a person has the ability to do so.
An act by a Member or person which can be regarded as disrespectful to the Parliament.
Noncompliance with a court order or rule that affects another person and that is punished to compel compliance.
An act or omission that obstructs the orderly administration of justice or impairs the dignity, respect, or authority of the court and that is punished to vindicate the honor of the court.
an act which is calculated to embarrass, hinder, or obstruct a court in administration of justice.
The civil power of a court to punish (quasi-criminal) wrongdoing.
Willful disobedience to or open disrespect for a court or judge.
An willful disregard or disobedience of public authority.
A willful disregard or disobedience of a public authority.
There are actually a few different classifications of contempt. However, when we talk about "contempt" in domestic relations cases, the important thing to know is that when you or your spouse fail to obey an order of the court and cannot provide a reason for doing so you will be found "in contempt" and most likely put in jail until you comply.
Disobedience or obstruction of a court order.
A legal sanction imposed when a rule or order of a judicial body is disobeyed.
Contempt of court is committed either by obstructing the administration of justice or by disobeying orders or other processes of the court. Suppose someone gives an undertaking to the court not to do something, like contact a particular person, and then breaks that undertaking; or a defendant goes on shouting in court when the judge orders him to stop. The court can imprison the culprit until the contempt has been "purged" by an apology and/or undertaking not to repeat the offence.
A person may be found in contempt of court if the person fails to do something that the court ordered that person to do, or if that person does some thing in court that the court orders the person not to do. The child support agency may ask the court to find an obligor in contempt of court for not making support payments. If the court finds the obligor in contempt, the court may order the obligor to serve a jail sentence unless the obligor begins to meet certain conditions, such as making regular support payments.
In general, punishable conduct that disrupts or obstructs an official proceeding or order. (Wex)
Words or actions which interfere with the proper administration of justice or constitute a disregard for the authority of the court. Contempt of court comprises both the physical disturbance of particular proceedings in a court that prevent the court from attending to its business, and any interference with the authority of the court that impairs confidence and respect in the court and its judgements.
The willful disregard and disrespect of a court order of the judge â€™s authority. Conduct that defies the authority or dignity of a court. It is usually punishable by fine or prison or both.
Disobeying a court order when a person has the ability to comply.
An act or omission that obstructs the orderly administration of justice or impairs the dignity, respect, or authority of the court. May be demonstrated in behavior that shows intentional disregard or disobedience of a court order, either of which may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.