2 part question - one more “emotional” and the other “legal”:
Ex has not paid CS since 12/2010. CSE took over my case in 4/2011 and ordered him to make payments on the amount in the arrears and begin paying through Raleigh effective 5/2011. He never did. He has not paid one dime and is hiding. No luck serving the last know address. No luck finding him through CSE (they run daily searching via their systems). No known employment. He’s been on a deadbeat parent poster, no luck. No luck from his family. No luck via internet/background searches. No luck with PI (only tried one so far) Anyone have any luck finding a missing deadbeat?
Here’s the legal part of my question
He has not has visitation with the children in over a year but occasionally calls them from a cell phone #. They don’t know where his is either. Can I file for full custody of the children? We currently have joint legal custody but I have physical custody. I have no address for him and no way to reach him. He does not answer my calls when I call the cell # or my emails. I can’t put him down on any school, camp, sports paperwork because he isn’t reachable and doesn’t want to be. I fear that some day he may come get them from school (history of mental illness and violent behavior) and I can’t stop this presently because he has legal joint custody. If he did I would have no way of finding them since no one knows where to look. But if I were to apply for full custody could I even do that since they can’t even serve him because no one knows where his is? Can the court change custody if they can’t serve the other parent? Is there a way to do this?