Do you have a good excuse?
I've been served with an Order to Show Cause in my Utah divorce, now what?
If a commissioner determines that there has been a violation and neither party requests an evidentiary hearing, then the commissioner can "certify" the issue for contempt. This is essentially the commissioner telling the judge that there was a violation of the Utah divorce decree, and the party should be held in contempt and penalized in some way. At that point it is up to the prevailing party to set a hearing in front of the judge. However, often times the Order to Show Cause Hearing will scare the violating party street, and you'll never have to actually go in front of the judge. Your attorney can help you determine if it is necessary to set the contempt hearing or not.
Utah Divorce Contempt Hearing
It is important to adhere to the terms of your Utah divorce decree unless you have a very good reason not to, and you feel like the commissioner/judge will agree with those reasons. Otherwise, you could be held in contempt and the punishment could be severe, as Judge's do no like having their orders ignored, which is exactly what you are doing when violating the Utah divorce decree.
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