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mango

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Will I know if something is filed?
« on: May 04, 2004, 07:56:35 AM »
Dumb questions.

We have no attorney. DH ex (BM) has threatened to file contempt on DH, by sending a letter via her attorney stating intent to file. We did not respond, as we do not feel we are in contempt and did not want to get bullied by her attorney. We have received nothing regarding this issue since the threat letter.

BM has been saying that it was mandated in court and we are now in violation of court order. We contacted the court house to see if anything had been filed or heard, and they had no record of anything since 1999.

1.) How would we potentially know if something was filed if we have no attorney to present us with the info?

2.) Is it the courts obligation to notify us of a hearing or her attoney?

3.) Could a court date (hearing) have come and gone without us know about it?


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RE: Will I know if something is filed?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004, 04:45:54 PM »
>1.) How would we potentially know if something was filed if we
>have no attorney to present us with the info?

A petition/motion/order to show cause for contempt must be served personally, so you'll know, cause the sheriff or a private process server will hand you the papers.

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>2.) Is it the courts obligation to notify us of a hearing or
>her attoney?

See #1.

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>3.) Could a court date (hearing) have come and gone without us
>know about it?

Yes, but then there would be a default order of contemptin the court file, and you would have likely been arrested on a bench warrant already, unless you live in a different State from where the court order is issued.

 

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