I have gone to court 3 times and each time thus far an alias summons has been issued, but not served, the father is dodging from being served. Paternity has already been established being that an Paternity of Acknowledge form was signed at birth and is on file with the state. If they are not able to serve him, will they dismiss the case?
Who is they? If you are seeking child support through the state, your case could sit in limbo for quite some time, especially in Cook County. Consider hiring a lawyer.
The State has limited resources when a father is determined to evade service of process. A private attorney will often employ the services of a "skip tracer"--a person who is in the business of locating persons who are hard to find--who also may act as a private process server. There is an expense to this services, however it is an efficient way to get a child support case moving more quickly.
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