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Please be advised that if you plan on appealing next week, then you should not file the contempt petition. You can file the contempt, but this will mean that nothing is final until all issues are resolved Appellate courts will not hear an appeal while anything is pending. Pay rate and pay me. If you filed a motion for a new trial then that should extend the time for appeal. Check with a local attorney in your state, as all states have different laws. What I have told you is true in most states, but without more information and being licensed in your state, I cannot say more. Good luck and rate me high.
I am sorry. You didn't ask for all that. I will opt out and see if anyone from Texas answers. I can't file in Texas and $9.00 is just not worth it to me. I answered your question about whether you could and should file. Good luck.