Court wasn't too bad today
At our last court date, trying to set child support, BM still didn't have all the paperwork that was requested, and she announced that she quit her job (shocker, right?). The judge set a court date for 6 months from that day to set child support, which was today. During that 6 months she was ordered to seek employment, provide a list of all the placed she applied on the 1st of every month, and once she found a job she was to hand over copies of pay stubs immediately upon receipt. She gave DH's attorney 1 list of places she applied, and that was it. Nothing else in 6 months.
Since this was in a court order and she didn't follow the order, she was in contempt. DH's attorney filed for a contempt hearing, which was supposed to also happen today. BM didn't even show up. We were sort of hoping a warrant would be issued for her arrest. I know that wouldn't have solved anything, but this is at least the 3rd time she has completely ignored a court order and she has yet to get in any trouble whatsoever for it, and damn it, I just want to see her have to deal with the consequences of her actions JUST ONCE! The judge said he will not issue a warrant because she was not personally served the paperwork, it was mailed, and she can argue that she didn't get it. Fine, but the judge himself handed her the last order saying the next court date for child support was today, so she knew damn well she was supposed to be there today, even if she didn't know about the contempt hearing (and I know she did, the attorney emails everything to her as well as snail-mailing.)
We know she has a job now. 2 jobs, actually. SD told us, and we heard SD talking to her about it on the phone. SD told us the names of the places and where they are. She tells us all the time that mommy has to work a lot when she is there for visitation. So, after a little discussion between the attorney and the judge, he FINALLY SET CHILD SUPPORT! It's been almost 18 months since DH was awarded sole custody, and that ass-hat can't avoid and ignore her responsibility to support her kid anymore. FINALLY!