Animated Monkey, Clean Hands Doctrine, Connecticut, Divorce, Equitable Relief, Evidentiary Hearing, Keep Your Hands Clean, Motion for Contempt, Negative Behavior, Positive Behavior, Regina M. Wexler, The High Road
In law, there is a concept called the “clean hands” doctrine. It requires that, when seeking equitable relief from the court, one party cannot request help from the court if their own behavior in the matter has been negative.
Equitable relief is when a party asks the court to order another party to either do something, or prevent a party from doing something.
When people see that their spouse may or may not be following the judge’s rulings to the letter, it can be very frustrating, yet my advice is always the same: “Take the high road. No matter what, take the high road.” Whether the action complained of is worth bringing to the court’s attention via a Motion for Contempt or not, ultimately, having clean hands preserves your credibility in court.
Case Study: Continue reading