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Domestic Relations – Contempt – Spousal Support Arrearage – Criminal Contempt (access required)

Where the trial court found defendant in contempt for his failure to pay spousal support and sentenced him to 30 days in jail without providing that the husband could purge himself of contempt by paying the arrearage due, that penalty was punitive and criminal in nature, and the ends of justice exception to Rule 5A:18 ...

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