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

A contempt of court charge can result in a fine or a jail term of definite or indefinite length. Typically, these charges occur either when someone acts disrespectfully toward the court or refuses to obey a court order. ... More » Government & Politics Crime

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
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