I recently got a notice in the mail about being in contempt for not paying child support. I paid off the balance completely but was then hit with $5000 in interest charges. I have to go to court for this tomorrow. Will I go to jail for this or will the judge work out a payment plan since I paid the entire balance off?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: contempt jailtime
It depends entirely on the judge or magistrate. If you have a good reason for being behind and you do not have the ability to pay (no assets, no cash, low income), you have a better chance of having payments ordered.