This is about court for difficult child's father, assuming they locate him. I'm thinking that a court hearing will be scheduled here and papers served on him thru the state he's in. He won't appear, another hearing will be scheduled (maybe a show cause) and he still won't appear. Then what? If a warrant is issued will he ever end up appearing in court in this state? Do they really issue summons to people out of state to appear in court a few hundred miles away when the father has never even lived in this state- difficult child was conceived and born in the state his father has always lived in? Or will this turn into going to court in that state even though it is the state we live in going after the father, not me? by the way, I told difficult child about this and he handled it well. I'm sure he'll have mixed feelings as time passes but it seems to have helped that he's learning about teen boys in there having to take paternity tests, not wanting to be "stuck" paying CS, etc.