Contempt of Court

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Contempt of Court

Unread postby jumpster1 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:01 am

The judge apparently has told my attorney that he will be holding NJ in contempt for various payments that she failed to make pertaining to child support and medical bills. In addition, NJ will have to pay some sort of attorney fees, the amount which have not yet been determined by the judge.

What is the difference between "technical" contempt and "willful" contempt? This seems to be an issue the lawyers are arguing about.

I live in the state of Rhode Island.

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Re: Contempt of Court

Unread postby Trevor » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:08 am

Willful contempt is simply that the party has the means to comply and the knowledge of the terms, but chooses not to comply. I haven't heard "technical contempt" as a legal term here in FL. I think technical contempt means the party is not in compliance with known orders but doesn't have the ability to comply (e.g., a laid off person who fails to make the required CS payment).

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