Mother has violated several court orders. I am filing a Petition for Ind. Civil Contempt w/out an attorney but I will have costs for 2 subpoenas and filings. Can I ask that those cost be awarded to me in the petition?
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You will be entitled to fees if there is a finding of contemot.
Yes you can ask for those costs.
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Yes, you should be able to recoup those costs assuming the judge finds that her behavior was wilfull.