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Contempt of court isn't just about paying for the value of the property. A judge can impose fines on the person, or put him in jail until the order is complied with - in addition to ordering payment of the value of the items to the complaining party.
Also, if there is an existing court order in place, a Small Claims judge can't overrule the family court
judge. The mechanism in place for enforcing an existing court order is to go back to the original judge and file a Motion for Contempt. If the party sues separately, the judge will often refer you back to the initial court.
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