It is my pleasure to follow up
1. From the time I file a motion, how long will it take - generally speaking - to get a date to appear before a judge?
3 or 4 weeks is typical. If you need to be heard sooner, an attorney may be able to speed the process up
2. Once I appear before a judge and he is ordered to comply with the terms of the agreement, how long will he typically have
This will depend upon the judge and your tax deadline. Usually I would instruct a client to bring the tax return to the hearing and ask the judge to order him to sign it immediately.
and does he have the right to appeal the order? I;m asking for him to comply with the terms of a legal document he signed and that has been accepted by the court. Am I right to assume that he can't appeal the court's ruling that he comply with the settlement agreement? Yes – But keep in mind that I have not reviewed your settlement agreement so i can only tell you what is typical– that said, it typically would not be subject to appeal. The order relating to the contempt also typically would not be subject to appeal.
3. Can I file any charges against him for tying to force me to give up future claims for child support in return for his compliance with a legal document he already signed? No
I would be glad to continue our conversation and respond to any follow-up questions that you may have.