Wednesday, August 09, 2017

custody - contempt - sanctions

N.A.M. v. M.P.W. – Superior Court – August 7, 2017

Lower court erred in failing to impose sanctions on parent found in contempt of custody order, where record showed that parent had “continuously violated court orders for approximately ten years....[T]he trial court abused its discretion by declining to impose any sanction on Mother despite her flagrant contempt, which has been ongoing for ten years.”  Harcar v. Harcar 982 A.2d 1230 (Pa. Super. 2009).