Contempt Ruling

When a judge ruled both parties to Mediation for their contempt motions is this an errror of the courts to be petitioned? Any petition to the courts is a 60 day expiration to file? In NC do judges usually rule mediation as a middle step to a final ruling or is this an error?

The hearing was far from finished due to multiple factors and evidence to support the accused. Plus the judge is leaving family law.

That is not an error of the judge. Sometimes attending mediation is required when contempt motions are filed. Some counties even require mediation before a trial in front of a judge when contempt is filed for certain issues.

There is no such thing as a 60-day expiration to file anything. The deadline to file depends on what you’re filing.

Anna Ayscue

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