Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

11 Years of Jail for Civil Contempt In Divorce Case

CNN reports on a divorce proceeding in which the court ordered Husband to disclose assets and his refusal resulted in a civil contempt judgment in which Husband could choose between jial or disclosing the assets. Eleven years later, Husband remains in jail and the case has generated a dozen pleas to the Delaware County courts, nine to state appeals courts, nine to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 12 to federal courts, two of those to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Read the CNN report (last visited September 27, 2006 bgf)

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