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Finding of Not Guilty at Trial Court Proceedings for Civil Contempt

At trial, Child Support Services (CSS) attempts to prove that the obligor is guilty of civil contempt for non-payment of child support, while the obligor is given an opportunity to present a defense. The court rules on the civil contempt based on the evidence presented.

If the court finds the obligor not guilty, the Judgment on Contempt (CC2) is entered stating the obligor was found not to be in contempt. Even if the obligor is found not guilty, CSS requests that the court enter judgment for any past due child support. CSS may also request orders regarding license revocation and/or payment plans as appropriate.

Legal Authority: see Civil Contempt Legal Authority