Last month, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that a mother who crumpled up a child support summons and a custody order was properly held in contempt by the juvenile and domestic relations district court judge in whose court room the woman crumpled up the documents.
A good Charlottesville Divorce Lawyer would meet with his or her client before a hearing and go over a list of basic reminders about what to wear, where to stand, where to sit et cetera. During that conversation, the attorney should also remind the client that they should try and maintain their composure if the proceedings don't turn out the way that he or she wants them to turn out. If you misbehave in court in front of the judge, you can (like this unfortunate lady) be found to be in contempt of court and you could be fined or jailed as a result.
-Rob Hagy, Charlottesville Divorc Lawyer.