Q: How do i contempt of court charges against my ex husband on money he owes me and titles he has not signed as ordered
The first thing to do is check your court orders to see if the money he owes you was ordered to be paid, or whether it was in the nature of a judgment in your favor. If it was only a judgment, then you will need to garnish his wages, as a contempt remedy will probably not be available. Same thing with the titles he is supposed to sign; you need to check and make sure that he is in violation of actual orders from the court.
Assuming he IS in violation of court orders, you will need to prepare a Motion for Order to Appear and Show Cause (more commonly referred to as a motion for contempt). In that document, you will be asking the Court to order your ex husband to appear and show cause as to why he should not be held in contempt of court.
You will probably want to get an attorney to help you with this, as you will need to file not just the motion itself, but also an affidavit or verification page, as well as a proposed order, and a request for service.
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