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Dissolution of marriage -- Contempt

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Aug 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trial court abused discretion by striking husband's pleadings and entering default against him as sanction for failure to attend show cause hearing where order to show cause was mistakenly sent to husband's former counsel rather than to husband. Remand for court to hold new hearing at which husband will be allowed to present defense.

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-four years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a prosecutor in Florida before going in to private practice.


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