I filed a contempt of court against my ex husband because he spent a college account that was in our divorce agreement to only be spent on college. The judge denied the contempt but made an order that he make a full accounting of the fund within 28 days. What happens if we have resolved this on our own? Will he or I get in trouble for not filing anything with the courts? thank you
Country relating to Question: United StatesState (if USA): Colorado
-Could you explain your situation a little more?Did the judge order that either of you must appear in court at some future date?
Did the judge order that anything be submitted to the court within the time period or just that he make a full accounting?
My exhusband spent a college fund set aside for my son who is starting college in the fall. I asked him repeatedly for an accounting and he wouldn't show me it so I filed a contempt and the judge denied that, but wrote this: However, the Court is Ordering Respondent to make a full accounting of the college fund from the time of the entry of the decree of dissolution, including any withdrawls the have been made within 28 days.
That's all it says.
I just want to know if we don't do anything with this, since we have been able to resolve the situation on our own, is there any legal action that can be taken against myself or him.
Dear JACUSTOMER - Unless there is an order from the court that either of you must appear or submit something in writing to the court then there's nothing anyone will do if you resolve this yourselves. That is why I asked for the info so I could answer the question. Typically a judge will order that the information be produced in a certain amount of time but if there is no order to submit it to the court then the judge could care less if no one ever files something. But if the judge said that your ex had to submit something to the court then you should file an agreed entry that you have resolved the matter in order that the court doesn't issue an order to appear. I see no way that you can get in trouble for anything since it was your ex who was ordered to produce the records.
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