Order Different Than What was stated in court


When I went to court in February and the order was signed in May, it had dates attached to when things would be done that the judge did not say. Also, one of the dates was to have a sum of money paid by March. It was not paid, both attorneys knew it, and yet had the judge signed it which put me immediately in contempt. Is that fair practice of the judge and attorneys? What was wrong about this and what can I do to fix it?


Although it took several months for your order to be drafted, the judge won’t change the order from what was spoken on the bench. If it was determined at your hearing that you would pay money in March, and you never did, you are in contempt.