Divorce Advocates Serving Schaumburg and Surrounding Areas
Providing Legal Consultations for Clients Seeking Post-Divorce Enforcement
Unfortunately, all too often, people choose not to obey a court order that defines their responsibilities and obligations after a divorce —obligations related to child support or maintenance (alimony), for example—necessitating that you work with an experienced attorney to go back to court and ensure that you obtain justice and work to ensure compliance.
If you are dealing with an enforcement or contempt issues involving your ex and his or her responsibilities, the family law attorneys at Glasgow & Olsson can help. A refusal to obey a judge’s order is a serious issue that could result in serious legal consequences, including incarceration, fines, and other penalties. With decades of experience in divorce and family law, we work closely with our clients to meet their needs, and our diverse experience in related areas such as criminal law, make us the very best in dealing with family law enforcement issues.
The Law in Illinois
When someone is in contempt of court, it means that they have typically refused to obey a judge’s mandate, decree, or order. In family law, this can involve refusal to pay child support or maintenance, or to abide by the parenting plan in place. That being said, it is important to work with an attorney who is well-versed in family law in deciding on the best course of action to take when it comes to enforcement issues, as you will often need to make strategic decisions when it comes to ensuring that you and your child’s rights are protected.
In Illinois, someone can be found in civil or criminal contempt of court. Failure to pay child support pursuant to a court order would constitute civil contempt, but Illinois courts may enforce civil no contact orders, for example, using both criminal proceedings and civil contempt proceedings.
That being said, a court will always first seek to have a non-compliant party found in civil contempt to simply comply with the order, and will look at whether the individual chose not to comply with the order, or if extenuating circumstances (such as losing one’s job) was behind the lack of compliance, before looking to enforcing jail time. In addition, once the individual complies (for example, by paying previously due child support payments); he or she is no longer held in contempt. That being said, routine failure to pay child support or maintenance can result in wage garnishment, and violating custody agreements can lead to loss of certain custody rights.
A Family Law Firm That Cares
Glasgow & Olsson is dedicated to helping your family address a post-divorce enforcement or contempt of court issue. We have been serving individuals in Schaumburg, Palatine, Barrington, and surrounding areas for decades, helping to address orders that have not been followed or those that need to be modified. We are here to help your family with any post-divorce issues necessary, so Contact us today.
Tom has been our lawyer for many years now for multiple reasons…and I want tell everyone out there that not only can this man do his job well he has exceeded all expectations. He not only takes care of your legal matters but he truly cares about his clients and their families. There are not enough words and thank yous in the world to say for what he has done for us and I feel truly blessed that we found him!!!!
I hired Attorney Tom Glasgow to help me seal a case in DuPage County that had created a incredible burden on my life, both personally and professionally. In reality nobody knew the truth about the case or the evidence that pointed to my exoneration. That all changed when Tom Glasgow was able to present the case the Court. He carefully reviewed my case, looked at all the key evidence, and insured the Court knew the evidence too. His legal knowledge is second to none, and he is an expert in the law. After a series of hearings, the Court granted my petition to seal those records. I have Tom Glasgow to thank for that. I would certainly hire Attorney Glasgow again or refer anyone to him who is in need of legal help. Thank you so much, Tom!
Please know I’m a grateful mom and appreciate both your expertise and gentle manner communicating with our daughter and all you achieved on her behalf.
I could not recommend a more caring and competent attorney. I had the experience of using Mr. Glasgow for three separate matters, and he was superb on all of them.
If I could give him a million stars I would. Tom Glasgow exceeded every expectation I had regarding my case. Like most in any type of legal situation I was terrified with no idea of what to do and then I met Tom. From day one Tom made it a point to establish
a level of confidence in his ability to represent me as a client. This was done with his genuine personality and overall love for his career as an attorney. Both him and his team were with me every step of the way, they took the time to walk me through the next steps of my case and thoroughly explain every detail as we went. This allowed me to establish a level of trust and reassurance with his team. Ultimately, I knew that at the end of the day they had my back and never once made me concerned or question his legal capabilities. Overall Tom and his team made me feel like an extremely valued client and will ALWAYS recommend him to anyone that finds themselves in a legal situation similar to mine.
In March of this year I was pulled over and arrested for DUI. I felt that is was unfair seeing I was just being honest with the officer. He pulled me over for speeding around 11:00 PM and asked where I was coming from and I told him. He then asked if I had been drinking and I informed his yes. I gave him the rest of the details and he had me do the field tests that he felt I failed. When he got me to the station and had me blow into the machine it was a .080 on the money.
I new that I would need an attorney and was referred to Thomas Glasgow. He interviewed me and gave me the plan of attack no guarantees but he felt confident. His firm handled my case with professionalism far above the norm in the industry. His staff (Yolanda Rosas and Danielle Cary) is top notch and treats you like family. Mr. Glasgow recommended that I have an Expert witness help on our case. His name was DR. Hensen and he helped clarify the machines limitations. This was one of the key factors of my case.
So after five months of court dates I was found NOT GUILTY by the judge. I’m convinced this was do the efforts of Thomas Glasgow and his team of professionals.
If you need help with a DUI case he is the person to call!!
Mr. Glasgow is one of the most professional attorneys I know. He goes above and beyond to communicate with his clients. He is very clear about what to expect from the beginning. He is passionate, understanding, honest and makes himself available to his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Glasgow to anyone who is in need for legal counseling.
Write something… I can’t begin to say how lucky I am to have Mr. Glasgow for my attorney. That goes for all his staff too!
Mr. Glasgow, I want to thank you for all you have done for our son. I have been praying for years that I can get past this and you have done that for me. It was a pleasure knowing you. All my prayers have been answered. You have a wonderful day and thank you again.
I hired Tom Glasgow and his firm to seal some criminal cases out of Cook County. The charges were very serious, and although I was not convicted of those charges, I knew it would still be an uphill battle in court. During the two years my case was pending, Tom never wavered in his complete dedication to seeing a positive outcome for me. He has excellent legal skills and knew exactly how best to present my case to the judge. He presented the court with a detailed packet of my background and information that undermined the charges filed against me. The judge granted my petition to seal those arrest records. My family and I are grateful to Attorney Glasgow and his firm for everything they did on my behalf. Because of Tom Glasgow, what I believed was a nearly impossible feat turned into a reality for me. I highly endorse and recommend Tom Glasgow for criminal matters and sealings/expungements. Thank you, Tom!