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Disregarding or disobeying a court order. It is a very, very serious thing to be held in contempt of court.

Question: What punishment does a Contempt of Court charge carry? I live in California. What punishment does a Contempt of Court charge carry in relation to non-payment of child support when there was ability to pay?

Answer: It complicates that parent's life immediately. But, only if you win. You have to win if you bring these charges. They may get their passport suspended; their driver's license suspended; their income tax investigated. I'm suing my ex-wife now because she owes me college tuition for our son - to the tune of $18,000.00


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New York Times

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New York Times

Friend who sued Ryan Braun won't face contempt charge

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
Sasson was arrested in a courthouse hallway in July after Van Grunsven said some of Sasson's actions were "the very definition of contempt." Sasson had posted portions of his own depostion on YouTube, which attorneys for Braun and his agent said ...


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ITWorld Canada

Watertown man charged with criminal contempt
WATERTOWN ? Gary S. Marshall, 42, of 544 Cooper St., Apt. 3, was charged by city police with second-degree criminal contempt after he allegedly violated a stay-away order Sunday at 622 Huntington St. Police said he called Jeannie M. Cousins on the ...

Daily Mail

Deep down, Mr Oily still regards MPs with utter contempt: QUENTIN LETTS sees ...
Daily Mail

No Appellate Jurisdiction Over An Interlocutory Contempt Order

Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Addressing whether an interlocutory contempt order stemming from a violation of an existing injunction is directly appealable, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the contempt order ...

WRTV Indianapolis

Mayor Goodnight cited for contempt
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New York Times

US Judge Threatens to Hold Argentina in Contempt of Court
Wall Street Journal

Should lawmakers be held in contempt?

The Columbian (blog)
Another showdown between the Washington Supreme Court and state lawmakers over public school funding is slated for 2 p.m. on Sept. 3. The state's top court is asking why it shouldn't hold the Legislature in contempt for failing to adequately fund the ...