Research Participants Sought: The use of contempt of court to enforce child contact orders
PhD researcher Sharon McAllister is seeking insight from mothers who have either been threatened with allegations of non-compliance or has experienced enforcement actions arising from a child contact order and legal professionals who have defended a contempt of court action against a mother.
Are you a mother who has been accused of failing to comply with the terms of a child contact order? What processes were used to address the allegations of non-compliance with the order? Was Contempt of Court used as a mechanism to enforce the terms of the order? If so, your experience would be valuable to this research project. The research is designed as part of a PhD study and aims to provide an insight into child contact enforcement. The research is intended to investigate the processes used to address any allegations of failures to comply with a child contact order and or address appeals arising from enforcement actions. The research further aims to understand the enforcement experiences of mothers. As a mother who has either been threatened with allegations of non-compliance or has experienced enforcement actions arising from a child contact order, your insight is valuable to the research.
If you are a legal professional who has defended a contempt of court action against a mother, your insight is also invaluable to this study. For any mother or legal professional taking part, confidentiality will be respected, and you will be guaranteed anonymity.
The results of the study should be available in the Autumn of 2020 and those taking part, will receive a summary of the results.
If you are interested in this research and would like to find out more please contact Sharon McAllister directly.