What happens once the obligor is personally served?

A hearing will be scheduled at which the court will determine whether or not the obligor has failed to willfully pay support. The court may sentence the obligor to a period of up to six months in jail. The jail sentence is typically stayed on the condition the obligor complies with certain requirements such as making the support payments. A review hearing will be scheduled for three to six months from the date of the first hearing to verify if the obligor is in compliance with the courts order of contempt. An order for contempt is typically in effect for one year from the date of the first order for contempt.

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1. Who can receive child support?
2. What services are not available?
3. Who can use child support services?
4. After I apply, what else must I do?
5. If I apply for child support services, do I have any rights?
6. What is Contempt of Court?
7. What are the criteria for an obligor to be found in contempt?
8. How does contempt start?
9. What happens once the obligor is personally served?
10. Once the obligor is found to be in contempt, will payments start?
11. Will a contempt action automatically reinstate an obligor's driver's license?
12. The obligor did not show up at the contempt hearing, what happens now?
13. Can obligees bring obligors in for contempt themselves?
14. Why wouldn't contempt be used?