There is no fee to file a Motion for Contempt.
If the other party disobeyed an order from a case that has gone to final judgment (check with the clerk’s office if you are unsure), you’ll need to have a marshal serve the papers on (in other words, give them to) the other person.
The marshal’s fee is usually $50 to $75.
What is the punishment for contempt of court in California?
Penalties. For the most part, contempt of court (including violations of court orders) is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in county jail and a maximum $1,000 fine.
How do I file contempt of court?
If someone doesn’t comply with a court order, they can be held in contempt of court. You may need to file a motion for a judge to hold someone in contempt, typically for violation of a child support or custody order. Most courts have forms you can use, so you can usually do this on your own without an attorney.
How long does it take to file contempt of court?
The entire process of contempt of court can take between 2 to 4 months or more. First, you must file a motion detailing the type and circumstances of the contempt in the same court and county where the original case was filed. The contempt of court motion must be signed and notarized, and filed with the court.
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