Contempt over refusal to pay airfare?

My daughter’s father is responsible for our airfare from NC to PA at the end of July for his visitation. He says he is not paying it. It’s in our current temporary order. If he doesn’t buy the flight, will he be in contempt? And do I have to still take her back to PA in the absence of a flight? Or would I then be in contempt also?

If he doesn’t pay for the flight as the court order requires, then yes, he would be in contempt of the order assuming he has the ability to pay for the flight but chose not to.

Depending on how your court order is written, you may not be in contempt for not getting your child to PA if he doesn’t buy the flight.

Anna Ayscue

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