LCR 70. CIVIL CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS This rule shall apply to all civil contempt proceedings whether brought under chapter 7.21 RCW or other statutes, but shall not apply to summary contempt proceedings under RCW 7.21.050. (a) Warning. The order to show cause shall advise the responding party, in prominent language, that failure to appear could result in issuance of a warrant for the arrest of that party. (b) Service. Unless otherwise authorized by order of the court, or by the express terms of a statute under which the contempt motion is brought, or by written stipulation of the parties, the order to show cause, together with the motion and supporting declarations or other materials, must be personally served on the responding party. (c) Failure to Appear. At the hearing, if the responding party fails to appear and upon proof of service of the pleadings required by this rule, the court may order arrest of the responding party. Other requested remedies may also be ordered upon default, even if a warrant is not ordered. [Adopted September 1, 2005 as LR 16; re-numbered effective September 1, 2012]
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