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Fairfax county Circuit Civil What does the following mean?

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Fairfax county Virginia
Circuit
CivilWhat does the following mean?"That the court enter an order directing the clerk to issue a rule against the defendant, ***** ***** , returnable on or before June 5 2016 to show cause why she should not be held in contempt "Does this mean that there will be a hearing in June 5th or just that the court will issue a summons by June 5? If just a summons on June 5, when will the hearing be?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

It means there would be a hearing on June 5 or whatever date is set for the return of the contempt citation.

I hope this information is helpful.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
if I set the date out later, I will have more time to prepare?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do I send a copy to opposing counsel in fairfax?
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 10 months ago.

Are you the plaintiff or the defendant?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Plaintiff
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 10 months ago.

Is this a civil or criminal contempt? See

http://www.vsb.org/docs/valawyermagazine/feb01thornton.pdf

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