What does “contempt of court” mean in an Illinois family law case?
If a judge decides that a parent violated a court order, the judge may find the parent to be in contempt. In these cases, penalties are issued. In cases of both civil and criminal contempt, penalties can include fines and time in jail.
Civil contempt proceedings occur to ensure that parents obey court orders. Criminal contempt proceedings occur to penalize a parent for violating a court order or disrespecting the court.
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