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annemichellesdad

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Attorney fees and jail??
« on: Jan 29, 2005, 06:36:31 PM »
I was orde red to pay attorney fees to my ex. When I did not, I was found in contempt of court and ordered to be incarcerated until they were paid in full.

I thought that it was un Constitutional to be imprisoned for a debt. Was something wrong done here? And, if so, having been imprisoned until the debt was paid, is there any recourse?

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wendl

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RE: Attorney fees and jail??
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2005, 09:39:17 PM »
I would be contacting an attorney, usually what happens when you do not pay the judgement (for attorney fees) that atty files a writ of garnishment to have your paycheck garnished for those fees (at least in my state)

That is just wrong, I would post to  Soc and see what he says.

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