N.J.S.A 44:5-19.10. Court action to force responsible relative to pay

44:5-19.10. Court action to force responsible relative to pay

10. Should any relative responsible for the support of such applicant or person receiving such service fail to obey the order or direction with regard to the providing of service and paying therefor, the Superior Court may, upon complaint of the County Adjuster, summon the persons chargeable before it as in other actions and summon witnesses and may order the able relatives responsible for the support of such applicant to pay such sums as the circumstances may require in the discretion of the court for such applicant and violation of any such order of the court shall be contempt of the court and the person so violating the same shall be subject to the penalties which by law may be imposed for other contempts of said court.

L.1957,c.139,s.10; amended 1991,c.91,s.442.

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