Can a person that is owed Child support file a motion for contempt while the other party is in bankruptcy?

Asked about 3 years ago - Idaho Falls, ID

Other party filed Chapter 7 bk and notice was sent. Several months later the party owed filed a motion for contempt.

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What if during the "automatic stay" the party that is owed the back support files for contempt charges? Are they enforceable?

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  1. Mitchell Paul Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It is always best to just seek relief from the stay to pursue the other party.

    Mr. Goldstein is a Virginia-licensed attorney only. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.... more
  2. Stephen M Trezza


    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Yes but should obtain the permission of the bankruptcy court before you file the motion in state court. Permission s obtained by filing a motion to lift the stay in bankruptcy court.

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