Can i file a motion for contempt?
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An appeal of an associate judge's decision must be filed within 3 working days. If this was done it probably stops any ability to enforce the judge's order, but in any event until the order is signed by the judge it is not enforceable. The appeal is "de novo" meaning a whole new hearing, a complete retry to the District Court Judge. The appeal is supposed to be handled as a priority matter and I think the appeal is usually set within 30 days but I don't remember the time limitations which may be in the family code. Most of the time the district judge will support the underlying order but not always.