What Happens if You Miss a Family Court Date in Massachusetts?

| Dec 23, 2015 | Divorce |

Like most court proceedings, Massachusetts divorces and family law cases require the parties to showing up at court at least once – sometimes many times. However, life can sometimes intervene and make it difficult or impossible for a person to make it to court at times. So what happens if you miss a Family Court date?

“Failure to appear” happens when a person skips a previously scheduled court date without bothering to alert the court to your absence. If a person fails to appear for a contempt hearing, the Court can and often does issue a bench warrant for that person’s arrest.

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