How do I file for contempt without an attorney? 6 Answers as of February 15, 2012

My ex husband is in contempt of a court order. How do I file for contempt without an attorney? I have already been to court, I have a court order that states that he owes me $8500.00 plus interest. He has not paid it in the allotted time frame, so he is in contempt. I cannot afford to pay for filing or an attorney to take him back to court. What can I do?

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Speaker Law Firm
Speaker Law Firm | Theodore Speaker
Some courts have offices that can help you file a complaint. If they do not, go on the internet and see if you can find a form to file.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/15/2012
Steven Harrell, Attorney at Law | Waymon Steven Harrell
If this is a child support order, you can open a case with your local child support enforcement office, and they would file a contempt action against him. If this is not a child support order, you really need to hire an attorney, or at least consult with an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/15/2012
H. Scott Basham, Attorney at Law, P.C. | H. Scott Basham
If you can't afford to pay the filing and service fee, you need to go to the clerk of the court which issued the decree and apply with a pauper's affidavit (in forma pauperis). The judge can waive the fees.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/15/2012
Ashman Law Office
Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
First of all contempt may not be the best way to collect. Things like garnishment may be more effective. So you cannot afford not to see a lawyer. As a general rule, if you are owed a large amount, you can hire a collection lawyer who will charge you a percentage of recovery but not need money up front.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/15/2012
VANJOHNSON LAW FIRM, LLC
VANJOHNSON LAW FIRM, LLC | Anthony Overton Van Johnson
Contact "Legal Aid" to see If they will represent you at no cost.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/15/2012
    Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr.
    Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr. | John F. Geraghty, Jr.
    It is a Motion in the court that issued the Order . It must be served on the other Party which the sheriff does for a fee. Attach the Order as an Exhibit and ask the court for a Contempt Order and Order of Garnishment.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/15/2012
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