Rule 39. Contempt of court.

(a) Any parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor who willfully fails or refuses to produce the minor in court in response to a summons or order of the court may be proceeded against for contempt of court pursuant to Title 78B, Chapter 6 Contempt. Any person made the subject of a court order who willfully fails or refuses to comply with the order may be proceeded against for contempt of court.

(b) Contempt proceedings involving conduct occurring out of the presence of the court shall be initiated by a motion for an order by the court that the person alleged to be in contempt be ordered to appear and show cause why he should not be found in contempt and punished as provided by law. Such motion must be accompanied by an affidavit setting forth the conduct alleged to constitute the contempt. Such motion may be filed by any party to the proceeding or by an officer of the court.

(c) The court may issue a warrant for the arrest of any person who has failed to appear in response to a summons. Upon appearance, the court may find such person in contempt of court unless it appears that there was reasonable cause for the failure to obey the summons.