My ex husband was found in civil contempt of court in the fall for failure to pay child support. He was a given a 30 day commitment to jail but allowed to purge this by paying the money within a certain time period. That period has passed and no money. My atty attempted to make a settlement with his but nothing came of it.
In addition, since that order he has only paid a very small fraction of the current support obligations.
My atty wishes to file a motion to show cause concerning the failed purge money and the failure to pay current support. His secretary says that the judge is currently calendering cases for June and July.
My question, I can not wait that long for the purge amount to be satisfied. I am in a financial crisis myself now because of his failure to pay. I wish for these two to be acted on separately and for the judge to know immediately about his failure to purge his commitment. .
Is this unreasonable? Is it normal to lump everything together and to then have to wait for another trial. My atty is on vacation this week. Can I inform the clerk of courts myself about his failure to purge, Do I even need my atty for this? I feel my atty is getting overwhelmed and too busy with other cases.
Plus, do we have to put in the motion to show cause our request to have his wages garnished, or do we just ask for this at the trial?