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Rule 308a. In Child Support Cases (1950)


In cases where the court has ordered periodical payments for the support of a child or children, as provided in the statutes relating to divorce, and it is claimed that such order has been disobeyed, the person claiming that such disobedience has occurred may file with the clerk of the court a written statement describing such claimed disobedience, which statement need not be verified. Upon the filing of such statement, the court may issue a show cause order to the person alleged to have disobeyed such support order, commanding him to appear and show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court. Notice of such order shall be served on the respondent in such proceedings in the manner provided in Rule 21a, not less than ten days prior to the hearing on such order to show cause. The hearing on such order may be held either in term time or vacation. No further written pleadings shall be required. The court may call and question witnesses to ascertain whether such support order has been disobeyed. Upon a finding of such disobedience, the court may enforce its judgment by orders as in other cases of civil contempt.

New rule.

Oct. 12, 1949, eff. March 1, 1950.


Oct. 10, 1951, eff. March 1, 1952

July 15, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988. Corrected and clarified by order of Dec. 16, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988

April 24, 1990, eff. Sept. 1, 1990