Contempt is one way you can terrify your opponent.  You could also be terrified yourself if you are held in contempt because you didn't know something you did was contempt of  court.

There are many other bases for filing contempt motions and being held in contempt. One of the most important uses is enforcing the violation of a court order.  Is your ex not complying with an order?  Let the court know and watch what happens.  It could be jail for him or her. 

To make full use of the contempt procedures, and protect yourself from being held in contempt, you have to understand what other actions both you and your opponent could be held in contempt for.  You also need to know how to defend the charge of contempt of court.  Did you know that a judge could be held in contempt of higher judge?  Did you know that if your opponent perpetrates a "fraud on the court" he/she could be held in contempt?  Did you know that law enforcement officers could be held in contempt?

Download contempt research here and stay out of trouble, or, make some if you'd like.  Here's what you'll get:  1)  a contempt treatise (24 pgs.); 2) contempt forms (24 pgs.); contempt article (3 pgs.); 27 court decisions about contempt, 11 specifically dealing with divorce (many pgs.); a petition for contempt filed against a trial judge in a state supreme court (13 pgs.).  If you read all of this, you'll know a lot about contempt!