The vehicle was late a few times but I have been making double payments and its current and I have all the proof I have been making the payments & have set up automatic payments with the bank to take out 2 1/2 payments each month that it will be paid off next yesr
You should consult with a local divorce attorney in the Nashville area so that your rights are protected. You do not want to handle this by yourself. You can use the Find a Lawyer link located above to search. Best of luck to you.
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Hire an attorney to represent you in this matter, or if you can not afford an attorney ask the Court to appoint you one. If you seek the appointment of counsel, you will be asked to fill out an affidavit of indigency disclosing all of your income and assets.
Your defenses will depend upon the facts of your particular case as well as whether the contempt being sought against you is civil contempt or criminal contempt. If your ex-Wife is seeking criminal contempt, she will have to prove all of the elements of her case beyond a reasonable doubt. Additionally, there is a wilfulness component of both civil and criminal contempt that may serve as a basis for a defense in your case. However, I would not advise attempting to handle this matter on your own. You need an attorney. Best of Luck!
I agree that you need to speak with an attorney regarding this. Your question indicates it is civil/criminal contempt, but those types of contempt are different and should be addressed differently. That can also affect whether you are able to purge yourself of the contempt by catching the payments up. Consider scheduling a consultation with someone who can review your case in more detail and give you some options.
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You should hire an attorney to represent you in this matter. Contempt can have some serious consequences including fines and/or jail. Best of luck to you!
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Hire an attorney before the Show Cause date. This will allow them time to prepare your case and see if this is a matter that can be resolved prior to the hiring. Your spouse will have to select Criminal or Civil Contempt prior to the hearing, and the difference is complicated so you will already want your attorney retained. If you cannot afford an attorney, bring your check stub with you to the show cause and when they call your name, tell the Court you are indigent and cannot afford an attorney. They will have you fill out a form and determine if you qualify as indigent and would therefore be entitled to appointed counsel. Contempt is serious and faces jail time, and the judges in Davidson County take it very seriously so proceed with the utmost caution.
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