Hicks v feiock brief - Hicks v Feiock 485 U.S 624 108 S Ct...

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Hicks v. Feiock 485 U.S. 624, 108 S. Ct. 1423, 99 L. Ed. 2d 721 FACTS Defendant was ordered to make payments for the support of his three children. He sporadically complied, but discontinued to do so six years later. Ex wife petitioned the court for ongoing support payment and for payment of the past due money. A hearing was held where the court examined respondent’s financial situation and ordered him to pay $150 per month. After two months, respondent stopped payments and did not comply for the next nine months. He was served with an order to show cause to explain why he did not comply with the court order. During the hearing, petitioner made out a prima facie case of contempt against respondent by establishing the existence of a valid court order, respondent’s knowledge of the order and respondent’s failure to comply with the order. Respondent was found in contempt of five of the nine counts and sentenced to 5 days in jail for each count with a total of 25 days. The sentence
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  • Spring '04
  • Dunlap
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Appellate court, court order

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