I am uncertain where exactly to post this so I posted it here as well as in the property division fourm.
I was served papers on Thursday 10/25/07 for Notice of Motion and Motion for contempt in the state of Wisconsin. The hearing is scheduled for 11/5/07. It further states that i should be found in contempt for failure to pay for a vehicle as required by the Marital Settlement Agreement. This vehicle has already been repossessed with a deficiency of $11,715.49. Wells Fargo (holds the loan) will settle for $8000 but my ex-husband states in this motion that they are seeking payment from him and this has adversly affected his credit. It continues to state that I should be found in contempt and remedial sanctions to include costs and attorney fees and payment of this debt should be awarded to my ex-husband or I should be sentenced to share in the alternative.
My facts include:
unemployment since 11/06
re-married in 11/06 to gain health insurance coverage for my children (and of course love) and myself (we were plannning on getting married the following year, but expedited it)
registration at a local employment agency with not one phone call
food stamps 11/06 - 5/07
I do not have the ablity to get a lawyer due to no money as we barely get by with $27.88 left at the end of each month. What is going to happen to me? Am I going to jail? What defense would you recommend I use. I have a short number of days to prepare and I don't know what I should do. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.