Sample Opposition to Order to Show Cause for Contempt in California

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This sample opposition to an Order to Show Cause for Contempt in California is used in a divorce or other family law case where the other party has requested that the Court find the opposing party in contempt of court for willful disobedience of a Court order.  The opposition includes   several grounds for opposition including inability to pay child support, the statute of limitations found in Code of Civil Procedure section 1218.5(b), Jackson credits, equitable setoff and more. The sample has been revised and updated in March 2018, is 12 pages and includes brief instructions, a memorandum of points and authorities with citations to case law and statutory authority, sample declaration and proof of service. 

The author is an entrepreneur and retired litigation paralegal that worked in California and Federal litigation from January 1995 through September 2017 and has created over 300 sample legal documents for sale. Note that the author is NOT an attorney and no guarantee or warranty is provided.