How much jail time for contempt of court in the state of Louisiana?

Answer Last year a man was released there after two years for owing child support arrears on a child he is not the father of. It just depends on the judge.

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Is there a time limit for filing an answer in state court after remand from federal court?

There is a time limit to file an answer in state court, after remand from federal court. Each state specifies this limit within their judicial codes. Arkansas, for instance, allows 20 days in most ... Read More »

The Penalty for Contempt in a US District Court?

Contempt of court penalties vary depending on whether the contempt is civil or criminal. In both cases, the person held in contempt of court may face jail time. U.S District Courts hold trials and ... Read More »

What Constitutes Contempt of Court in Family Law?

Family court can be a contentious environment that leads to contempt litigation. Failure to pay child support and possession and access are the two main issues that may lead to a contempt action in... Read More »

How would you dispute a judge's order of contempt of court?

You can appeal but a judge has the discretion to issue a contempt of court order and that is rarely reversed. If it is civil you "hold the keys" and can pay your way out.