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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Hicks on Behalf of Feiock v. Feiock
Citation:485 U.S. 624
Phillip was ordered by a California state court to make monthly payments to his ex-wife for the support of their three children. Over the next six years, he only sporadically complied with the order, and eventually discontinued paying child support altogether. His ex-wife sought to enforce the support orders. A hearing was held in state court on her petition for ongoing support payments. The court ordered him to begin paying $150 per month. He made two monthly payments but paid nothing for the next nine months. He was found to be in contempt of court.
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