Mcdonough, GA asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia

Q: What happens after contempt order is not followed?

My daughters father sued me for legitimation and was given more financial responsibilities than we had agreed upon verbally. Since the judges final order, he has not complied with any of the judges orders, including visitation (reduced amount of time than he previously had). I filed a contempt motion since my former lawyer is now a judge. During the hearing, the judge order him to immediately pay me a lump sum of money and to comply with the final order. Still he refuses to comply with the judges orders. He lives in Alabama and signed over jurisdiction in our first hearing so he could be put on child support in GA to avoid going to jail for abandonment - this led to the legitimation proceedings that started this ordeal. The judge stated I should take the contempt papers to child support which I did, they state they can't force him to pay or comply since he is in AL. What options do I now have since he has 2 court orders that he is refusing to abide by?

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you have a Georgia order, you can file for contempt again in Georgia.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should consult with an attorney in Georgia about filing a contempt order. An attorney can provide you with the guidance you need to address this matter. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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