Family Law


Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm
Wilchins Cosentino & Novins is a mid-sized law firm purposefully designed to offer exceptional service and exceptional value to our clients.

At WCN, we are large enough to have expertise in many law practices including family law, while small enough to deliver exceptional service through a personalized, concierge approach. We serve clients in Massachusetts with our primary office in Wellesley, MA and additional offices in Chelmsford and Boston.

Post Judgment Contempt

Once a Court issues orders regarding your divorce, custody/parenting time and child support, you are required to abide by those orders. However, there are times when a party will not comply with their obligation under the Court orders and a Complaint for Contempt may be filed with the Court to force compliance with the orders.

When a party fails to abide by the Court orders, despite having the ability to do so, they may be held in contempt of court. The penalties for Contempt of Court are serious and may include fines and imprisonment.

Common Examples of Contempt
  1. Failure to pay court ordered child support, or contribute to other child related expenses (e.g., extracurricular or education expenses), either the full amount or on time;
  2. Failure to pay court ordered alimony, either the full amount or on time;
  3. Failure to make a child available for parenting time or refusing to return the child when your parenting time has ended;
  4. Failure to provide health insurance for the child or former spouse as ordered by the Court;
  5. Failure to transfer property as ordered in a divorce decree.

The family lawyers at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins have years of experience initiating and defending against contempt proceedings throughout Massachusetts.

Meet Our Family Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney David Burgess

David Burgess

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Michael Friedman

Michael P. Friedman

Senior Counsel

Why WCN for Family Law Matters

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Our family law attorneys are experienced, skilled and compassionate to mediate or litigate family law matters in Massachusetts. We put our extensive knowledge and legal acumen to work for you, including collaborating with other attorneys in our firm to develop a thoughtful, cohesive and pragmatic legal strategy.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.
Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.
Longevity. At WCN, our clients work with us throughout the many stages of their life. We seek to earn your business and trust, to guide you throughout life’s stages.
Our skilled, caring and experienced family law attorneys are dedicated to listening to and advising our clients to resolve family law matters. We assist clients via mediation or litigation across all areas of family law, including:

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