All you need to do is draft a document that contains the following: (1) the caption of the case (i.e., the part at the top of the divorce decree or pleadings that states the county, parties' names, and the case number), (2) the relevant language from the divorce decree re: what was ordered to be paid and what amount(s) hasn't/haven't been paid, and (3) the relief you seek from the court (e.g., jail, payment of the alimony arrearage, court expenses, etc.). You can serve the opposing party with a copy of the motion and a rule nisi (i.e., a court order scheduling a hearing -- you submit a blank rule nisi to the court clerk and they fill in the court date), along with an Acknowledgement of Service form (this can serve as a substitute for personal service by the sheriff); or if you believe the opposing party won't cooperate re: signing the AOS, go ahead and have the sheriff personally serve them with the motion and rule nisi.
Generally, forms are not available for a Contempt action because the complaint needs to be very specific for each particular case. But, the information that Mr. Rice provided is very helpful and should give you a good idea of what you need to do.
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While you really will likely do better with a lawyer, if you want to use a form, the Superior Court in Albany GA has a form: http://www.albany.ga.us/filestorage/1800/2889/3011/3518/4781/CONTEMPT_INSTRUCTIONS.pdf .
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Contempt motions are filed in the court which issued the decree. I am not sure that it is going to be that simple to enforce a North Carolina decree in a Georgia court. You may need to file an action to domesticate the judgment in Georgia, or you may choose to get help from the North Carolina court.
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