12 Months Imprisonment with withdrawing from a Loan – Contempt of Court
Not complying with court orders can lead a person to get into serious trouble.
In a recent case relating to a family law property settlement the husband was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment because:
– he withdrew $231,807 from a loan account, and then
– failed to make 48 months of repayments as required
The wife was to receive the house unencumbered (and the husband other assets) and the 48 monthly repayments were required to pay out the loan and discharge the mortgage.
The husband blamed his failing business for his need to breach the court orders.
The wife was the one who brought proceedings to court.
Parrish & Gallejo (No.2)  FCCA 2851