What happens at a motion for contempt hearing?
What happens at a Child Support Contempt hearing? After you file the complaint, the other parent gets a copy of the complaint and a “Contempt Summons”. If the judge decides the defendant is able to obey the child support order, the defendant is “in contempt”. The judge then makes an order.
What does contempt hearing mean?
When a court decides that an action constitutes contempt of court, it can issue an order that in the context of a court trial or hearing declares a person or organization to have disobeyed or been disrespectful of the court's authority, called "found" or "held" in contempt.
What happens if spouse does not follow divorce decree?
If your spouse fails to abide by the divorce decree after your divorce is final, you could wind up without your rightful properties, child support funds, or alimony payments. Not only is this inconvenient and frustrating, but it could lead to serious financial hardship or issues with your children.