can I file for contempt of court myself?

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can I file for contempt of court myself?

My ex-husband was ordered by the court to submit paperwork for a QUADRO and has never done so. It has been over a year and he still has not done so. What can I do myself because I do not have the funds to hire anyone. thank you

Asked on October 26, 2016 under Family Law, California

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can file for contempt yourself.  You should file an Order to Show Cause to request a hearing.  Contact the court clerk to schedule a hearing.  You should also file with the Order to Show Cause a declaration signed under penalty of perjury of the facts supporting your contempt of court claim.  Also, file any other supporting documents.  File all of these documents at the same time with a proof of service.  The proof of service verifies the date of mailing a copy of your court-filed documents to your ex or his attorney if he has an attorney.  The proof of service provides notice of the contempt of court action and hearing.
Check with the court clerk prior to filing your documents to inquire what documents are required to file in this matter because the required documents may vary from state to state.


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