Judgment Enforcement and Contempt Proceedings in Tennessee Family Law Cases
Live Webinar Thursday, May 4, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to make effective use of judgment enforcement and contempt proceedings in family law cases.
The divorce decree has been entered... but the litigation may not be over. A father fails to pay child support. A mother refuses to turn over the child for visitation with the father. A wife refuses to follow a restraining order that precludes her from coming onto the property of the husband’s business. Or a husband refuses to execute a deed to the wife as required by the divorce decree.
How should you handle these and other situations, and achieve the best possible outcome for your client?
The Court of Appeals recently ruled that contempt is the proper remedy for the breach of a property settlement agreement that has been incorporated into a divorce decree. In another case, the appellate court ruled that the criminal contempt statute expressly limits punishment that a court may award, and it makes no provision for the recovery of attorney fees.
Join your colleagues for this informative 60-minute CLE webinar and learn how to make effective use of judgment enforcement and contempt proceedings in family law cases.
- Bringing contempt issues to court
- Child support enforcement
- Custody/visitation order violations
- Violations of restraining orders
- Forcing the other party to deliver property
And much more!
Learn how to get Tennessee family law judgments enforced, while earning valuable CLE!
About Your Presenter:
Family Law Attorney
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Brent Lankford is a family law attorney in the Nashville office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC. Mr. Lankford practices primarily in the field of domestic relations, assisting clients with divorce and post-divorce matters, including issues of child custody, child support, alimony, and financial and property disputes. Prior to going into private practice, he served as the judicial clerk to the judges of the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee, which includes Williamson, Hickman, Perry, and Lewis counties.
Mr. Lankford was named a Rising Star in 2015 and 2016 by Mid-South Super Lawyers®. He is a member of the Harry Phillips American Inns of Court and the Nashville Bar Association. Mr. Lankford earned his B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Mississippi College, School of Law.