In August I learned that my child’s father and I had a court date this week, a “show cause” order for child support (he hasn’t paid since last year). I was in court today and was told that he wasn’t served with the order. I contacted the sheriff and found out that the order has already expired, and cannot be served.
This is not the first time we’ve had to continue a court date due to an inability to serve the papers, but this is the first time an order has expired before being served. What happens now, and is there anything I can do to expedite this process?
Nobody seems to know where he lives.
Also, can anything useful come out of this? He hasn’t paid since last year, in a hearing earlier this year he said he was unemployed and the order was set to be reviewed (which was today’s hearing). How long can he continue coming into court saying he just can’t find work? What is the threshold for arrest for nonpayment? He owes about $3000 right now. And what can be done to prove whether he has income?