Child-Support Contempt

by | Jun 27, 2020

(Last Updated On: July 24, 2021)

Today, I read yet another sad post from a father who lost a contempt hearing, on an “inability to pay” child-support hearing, because he didn’t challenge the judge’s actions properly. Judges have been so bad about failing to properly perform ability-to-pay hearings that the American Bar Association (ABA) just published a formal order educating judges on just what is required of them in these ability-to-pay hearings.

The ABA raised many of the issues our Ability-to-Pay Motion raises and now our Motion references the ABA order and provides it as an attachment to the motion you receive so that you can file it attached to your order.

Please, I am begging you. Don’t go into these enforcement hearings blind. Get our Ability-to-Pay Defense Motion arguments. We wrote this motion to help you, to save you from financial devastation and even jail.*

This motion is simple and easy for you to read and understand. It properly cites Supreme Court precedent which demands that courts provide you with either an attorney or with clear alternative procedures that satisfy due process. Did you receive clear alternative procedures? Were you given an attorney? We cover things like that and more.

If the State Attorney General’s office sues you for unpaid child-support then the Supreme Court says the state MUST provide you with an attorney. Were you provided an attorney in your last contempt hearing? You have every right to demand an attorney at the state’s expense if the state uses an attorney to sue you. Your contempt orders can be overturned if they do not meet the standards the Supreme Court set in Turner.*

Please, get the motion below and learn how it can be used to help keep you out of jail. I am so very tired of seeing good loving fathers go to jail because their judge is violating their rights.** 

If you have been so financially damaged that you can’t even afford the tiny cost of this motion then please contact us at and very briefly tell us what you are facing and ask for a FREE copy of this motion.

I don’t want to see any more parents financially devastated, kept from their children, and jailed because of this corrupt family law system we have today.

Ability-to-Pay Defense – Child-Support

Stay out of jail!

Keep your money!

Have a great response when the judge says you are just another deadbead


* There are no guarantees being made here. You could still go to jail. This motion is intended to be used in coordination with your attorney and other legal requirements the attorney must provide in addition to these arguments. 

**Loving mothers also go to jail for nonpayment of child support. 



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