I was divorced in 1989 in North Carolina and ordered to pay permenant spousal support. I was ordered to appear on a show cause contempt motion many years later. I could not afford an attorney and represented myself "pro se". At the start of the Hearing my ex-spouse's attorney ask that I take the stand in that he had not had an opportunity to depose me for many years.
The Judge granted her lawyers request, and when I refused to answer questions regarding my current spouse income, the Judge said she would hold me in contempt if I did not answer. Can I be compelled o be deposed and testify against myself under these conditions. Does my spouse income need to be disclosed in a matter such as this? Thanks!