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Show Cause Order (Contempt) DR-53 - Maryland

Show Cause Order (Contempt) Form. This is a Maryland form and can be used in General Domestic Relations (Pro-Se) Family Law Circuit Court Statewide .
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Circuit Court for Case No. City or County VS. Plaintiffs Name Defendants Name SHOW CAUSE ORDER (Form to be completed by Court) (DOM REL 53) UPON consideration of the Petition for Contempt and the facts asserted in the Petition,which are incorporated by reference herein, this Court ORDERS the Plaintiff/ Defendant, , to appear in person, in this Court for thefollowing proceedings:  PREHEARING CONFERENCE to be held on ________________ , _______ at _________ a.m./p.m. in Room _________ at _____________________ .  CONTEMPT HEARING to be held on ___________________, _________ at _________ a.m./p.m. in Room _________ at _____________________. Thi s hearing will be held before a:  MASTER, pursuant to Maryland Rule 9-207(a)(1)(G)  JUDGE and to show cause, if any, why the Plaintiff/Defendant should not be granted the relief requestedin the Petition for Contempt, provided that a copy of the Petition for Contempt and this Order shall be served on the Plaintiff/Defendant or his/her attorney of record, by on or before the day of , . Any written answer shall befiled byon or before the the Plaintiff/Defendant day of , . NOTICE: If jail time is requested in the Petition, read the Notice on the back of the Show Cause Order. Judge Date Serve on: Defendant Defendants Attorney Plaintiff Plaintiffs Attorney Address **Failure to file proof of service may result in the dismissal of the Pe tition.** **If the proposed Show Cause Order and Petition for Contempt are not ser ved by the date indicated above, the Petitioner must request that the Show Cause Order be reissued. Failure to do so will re sult in the dismissal of the Petition for Contempt.** Page 1 of 2 DR 53 -Re vised 9 Jan 2004<<<<<<<<<********>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 NOTICE (Jail Time Requested on Petition) TO THE PERSON ALLEGED TO BE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT: 1. It is alleged that you have disobeyed a court order, are in contempt of court, and should go to jail until you obey the courts order. 2. You have the right to have a lawyer. If you already have a lawyer, you should consult the lawyer at once. If you do not now have a lawyer, please note: (a) A lawyer can be helpful to you by: (1) explaining the allegations against you; (2) helping you determine and present any defense to those allegations; (3) explaining to you the possible outcomes; and (4) helping you at the hearing. (b) Even if you do not plan to contest that you are in contempt of court, a lawyer can be helpful. (c) If you want a lawyer but do not have the money to hire one, the Public Defender may provide a lawyer for y ou.  To find out if the Public Defender will provide a lawyer for you, you must contact the Public Defender after any prehearing conference or masters heariand atng least 10 business days before the date of a hearing before a judge.  If no prehearing conference or masters hearing is scheduled, you should contact the Public Defender as soon as possible, at least 10 business days before the date of the hearing before the judge.  The court clerk will tell you how to contact the Public Defender. (d) If you want a lawyer but you cannot get one and the Public Defender will not provide one for you, contact the court clerk as soon as possible. (e) DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DATE OF YOUR COURT HEARING TO GET A LAWYER. If you do not have a lawyer before the court hearing date, the judge may find that you have waived your right to a lawyer, and the hearing may be held with you unrepresented by a lawyer. 3. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR FOR A SCHEDULED PREHEARING CONFERENCE, MASTERS HEARING OR COURT HEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE, YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO ARREST. Page 2 of 2 DR 53 -Re vised 9 Jan 2004
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