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Defending Motions for Civil Contempt, Appeals

For motions for contempt, the movant must prove that the (1) contemnor had an obligation to perform or refrain from an action as required by a court order and that (2) the contemnor intentionally/willfully failed to meet the court ordered obligation. Broadly speaking, someone can be held in either criminal contempt of court or civil […]

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Civil Contempt of Court

Civil contempt is when a movant asks the Court to hold another in violation of a court order. To establish a prima facie case of civil contempt, the complaining party must prove (1) the contemnor’s obligation to perform or refrain from an action as required by the decree; and (2) the contemnor’s failure to meet […]

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Delinquent Child Support Payments

Missing child support payments is serious. If  you live in Missouri and your ex-spouse has missed child support payments, you have a few things that you can do via the Division of Family Services. However, because it is often preferable to avoid using the judicial and administrative law system, it may be a good idea […]

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