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What happens if the court cannot find respondant for child support hearing?

Q: My ex did not show up to our first child support/paternity establishment hearing. We were both mailed “Notices to Appear”. He told a mutual friend he didn’t care. The judge said she is ordering him to be served and if he doesn’t show up at the next court date then “next steps will be taken”. The problem is, the address they have is not his. It’s his best friend’s mom’s address. I’m not sure if the court has his current employer or not. I have zero contact with my ex. He’s been evading any responsibilities for child support. What will happen if they can’t serve him? If they do serve him then what will happen next if he doesn’t show up?

A: Ultimately it’s not up to the Court to serve him. You’re best advised to retain the service of a P.I. who can track him down – and then serve him with the summons when they locate him. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Support attorney for a full assessment. 

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