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How to file a defense/answer to contempt charges in a divorce case, Henry Cty GA

Mcdonough, GA |
Filed under: Divorce

I filed for divorce in Henry Cty, Ga- recently we went to court over a tpo I placed on him- settled out of court, he has an attny, I'm pro se- he recently filed contempt charges on me based on alot of lies- accusing me of selling marital property- under what circumstances can a spouse sell anything? I am currently living in the marital residence and am broke! I have custody of our daughter whos also witnessed him using drugs- alot of the stuff he claims I sold was gone due to this- I need a format of some kind to help me file a response PLEASE.

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  1. You don't need forms. You need a lawyer. You are way over your head, and misfiling things could easily make a disaster worse. (Read the standing order that was given to you by the clerk when you filed the divorce. You should have read it that day. It prohibited you from selling anything, so you have an additional serious problem).

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  2. I am sorry that you are going through this. Attny Ashman gave you the best advice, please retain a local attny, you have the orders from the court and they are the guide, however you need a professional to help you properly. I hope that things work out and take good care.

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  3. I agree with my colleagues and strongly recommend that you seek an experienced divorce attorney to help you ASAP. Good luck.

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