One of the unspoken aspects of the Grissom case, at least from a review of the Court of Appeals opinion, involves legal fees in contempt proceedings. More than one Charlotte divorce lawyer may believe an award of “attorneys fees” is only available for civil contempt (Show Cause / Motion to Show Cause) causes of action. That may affect how the attorney may choose to proceed, Civil Contempt vs Criminal Contempt in child custody disputes. The key is to determine the best interests of the children.
Divorce lawyers in Charlotte NC often elect to proceed under claims for civil contempt, rather than criminal contempt, hoping their client is compensated (essentially reimbursed) for the costs of litigation, to wit: legal fees.