Contempt of Court in Illinois

What is the definition of “contempt of court” in an Illinois family law case?

If an individual violates a court order, they may be found guilty of civil or criminal contempt. The penalties of contempt may entail imprisonment and fines.

In the case of criminal contempt, an individual insults the authority of the court. Civil contempt arises when an individual violates the rights of another party.

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