Can I file contempt on my ex in Iowa, for not paying child support or his portion of the credit card payments without a lawyer?
Question Details: Basically, can't afford another retainer fee. I barely make more than the salary limit for legal aid.
You do not need a lawyer in divorce court. Indeed, many people cannot afford lawyer in divorces and the court has made it easy for people to get divorced without needing lawyers and the people at the court help facilitate the divorce. In this case, your ex has failed to pay child support. Failure to pay child support constitute contempt of court as the court initially made the order. thus, the failure for your ex to pay is a violation of the court order and your ex may be incarcerated. I suggest that you go to the court and locate the clerk's office. The clerk should be able help you fill out the form to file the correct pleading.