A contempt action in Arizona family court is filed with the appropriate court and must include a detailed description of the actions the opposing party has taken that violate an order of the court, explains Ryan Rappicci... More » Government & Politics Law

The most cited civil contempt of court violations are failure to pay child support, failure to follow a restraining order, denial of child visitation and skipping jury duty, according to Ken LaMance for LegalMatch. Child... More » Government & Politics Law

Some behaviors that may result in a person being held in contempt of court include openly being uncivil to a judge and refusing to pay a court-ordered fine, as defined by the U.S. Department of Justice. When in contempt ... More » Government & Politics Law
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