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Rule To Show Cause:
A rule to show cause is a legal action which takes the case back to court for further enforcement. In cases of child support, if the non-custodial parent is not meeting the terms of the support order or is not abiding by any other provision of the judgment, such as carrying life insurance policy, providing income tax returns or any other matters which they were previously ordered to do. The case can be brought back to court for enforcement. The Petitioner must show that the actions of the other spouse are wilful, wanton and contumacious and the court may enter an order requiring the other side to be incarcerated, pay a fine or mandate any other relief it may deem fit. In certain cases the court may order the contemptor to pay the other parties' attorney fees incurred as a result of the enforcement proceedings.
We handle enforcement issues on regular basis. Each case is different and may have special circumstances. If you would like to receive more information regarding your case, give us a call to set up a free consultation and an evaluation of your case.