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If the other party to a lawsuit has refused to obey an order of the court, you can file a motion for contempt. Actually, you file a document called "Order to Show Cause and Affidavit for Contempt.". If you are filing this in California Family Court, use form FL-410.How do you petition the court without an attorney?
Any case that is heard in a court of law is received as a petition first. To petition the court without attorney, you must obtain the appropriate form and request a court date or hearing. By filing the form, you are "petitioning" the court to hear the case.Do you need a lawyer to petition the court?
You petition a court as an individual the same way an attorney petitions the court. Unless you are part of a corporation, partnership or other business entity there is no requirement that an individual person have an attorney.How can I petition the court without an attorne?
A person wishing to begin a legal case without an attorney can also find help in the forms themselves. Like IRS forms, many court forms come with instructions as to how to fill them out. Finally, state or local law libraries might offer assistance or steer a self-represented petitioner in the right direction.