The Supreme Court of Florida has adopted a new form to provide notice of a Contempt of Court hearing. A Contempt of Court hearing is used to request the enforcement of a parenting plan (custody), child support, or alimony.
The new “Notice of Hearing” form is designed to fix two problems with the old form. First, the new form gives notice that “the present ability to pay” is a critical issue in the contempt proceeding, and that there will be the opportunity to be heard on this issue. As part of this notice, the form encourages the non-paying party to serve and file a Form Financial Affidavit prior to the hearing. Second, the new form will provide notice if the hearing will be recorded electronically or by a court reporter.
A link to the new form is provided below