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Contempt of Court – Maintenance Order

WI Court of Appeals – District III

Case Name: Kim C. Gronewold v. Jan Gronewold

Case No.: 2021AP776

Officials: GILL, J.

Focus: Contempt of Court – Maintenance Order

Jan Gronewold appeals from an order finding him in contempt of court for failing to pay court-ordered maintenance to his ex-wife, Kim Gronewold. Jan argues that the circuit court erred by finding him in contempt because: (1) all of his arrears had been paid “in full” at the time of the contempt hearings; and (2) his failure to make the ordered payments was not willful or intentional. Jan also argues that a finding of contempt should not have been made because the affidavit supplied by Kim contained inaccurate information, the court refused to allow Jan to question Kim, and the court improperly ordered a contempt sanction. We reject Jan’s arguments and affirm the order.

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Derek A Hawkins is Corporate Counsel, at Salesforce.

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