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Contempt of court is defined as a willful violation of the court's order. The order that has allegedly been violated must be clear as to what is required of the parties. Example: "Plaintiff owes Defendant $100 per week child support." In this example, if Plaintiff does not pay $100 per week in child support then he or she may be held in contempt.

The following case illustrates what happens when the order is not specific on a particular issue or does not mention a particular issue at all. In this case, the issue not mentioned concerns transportation (and transportation costs) for visitation exchanges.

Here's the link...
http://courts.arkansas.gov/court_opinions/coa/2009a/20090603/unpublished/ca08-1214.pdf

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