Contempt of Court

Submitted by _Jacqui_Marro
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Process Overview

 

       Step 1

           Basics

                  •  Learn what can be enforced and when.

 

        Step 2

           File

                  • One parent files to enforce. 
                  •  The case is reopened.

                 

       Step 3

           Respond

                  •  The other parent responds.
               

 

Wait for the Court.

  • The court may decide the request (case closed). Or,
  • The court may schedule a hearing (go to Step 4).

 

 

        Step 4

           Prepare

                  •  The parents get ready for a hearing.
                

       Step 5

           Hearing

                  •  The parents present information to the Judge.
                  •  The Judge makes a final decision.

 

After the Final Decision

 

Learn how and when you can:

Enforce

  • Get the other parent to follow the Final Decision.

 

Modify

  • Change the Final Decision.
  • Note - You may need to wait two years before the court will consider another change.

 

Appeal

  • Have a higher court review the Final Decision.