I have a Criminal Contempt Order from the Judge in Meck. County. NCP was ordered:
That Father shall be sentenced to thirty days in the Mecklenburg County Jail for his criminal contempt. Said sentence is suspended, and Father is hereby ordered to continue to pay his ongoing support and arrearage amount timely and as ordered in the future.
Ok. The father cancelled his visitation with the Child to go to another state to work, and stated that he would pay the rest of the support two weeks late. I waited two weeks and he did not pay the full amount, and it was the next month already. So for the month of September only half support was received. The first of October is approaching fast and the NCP to date has only paid half of Octobers support,(this includes the payment that was late and suppose to be the remaining amount for September.
I was told that I have to file Contempt Charges again. What changes? It seems that I still have to prove that he had the money or the means to make the payment, and he is self-employed. He does not deposit any money into their Joint checking account so supeona’ing that would not help. He does not have a accountant, he cashes all of his checks and keeps the cash in his pocket. So Do I have to prove that he had the means … again… to pay the full support? Or since the Criminal Contempt order was given I just have to prove that he didn’t pay the full amount and didn’t pay it on time?
What would be different about this case verses the others where I was trying to get a Contempt order against him?
He is considering stepparent adoption, but states that he still wants to see the child. He does not trust us to let him know when the child is wanting to see him and he thinks that we will not let him see her. So, he is very hesitant on Conscenting. The Child is building resentment toward him, because she feels that she is being forced to spend time with him, when she had rather be doing other things. If we force her to see him, It will just push the child away from him again. I believe it best that the child be allowed to come to him, when she wants to. Could my husband the stepparent petition for adoption based on him not paying the full support for over a year now?
What would be my best course of action to either, (A) make him accountable and pay his full support as ordered or (B) allow the stepparent adoption to take place or © get him to sign the conscent form.