It's not uncommon that one divorced parent or the other will thumb his or her nose at court orders concerning custody or support of children.
But divorced parents who violate court orders concerning child support payments and visitation rights may soon face a different kind of punishment: court-ordered community service.The House Monday approved HB61, which allows judges to impose community service. Traditionally, the only option open to the courts has been jail terms for contempt of court.
"Too often judges are unwilling to impose jail in these kinds of cases," said House Minority Whip Kelly Atkinson, D-West Jordan. "This gives gives the court an alternative."