I recently moved to a new residence and today when I went to visit my family that I used to live with they gave me mail that had still come there for me even after my address change was done. In this mail was a "notice of hearing for enforcement action" in relations to my custody and child support order. My grandmother signed for it with a post office worker but wasn't aware of what it was. It states I'm ordered to appear in court tomorrow. Can a document of this nature be served to anymore but the person it states? I informed the mother that I had moved January 12th and thought I sent the new address too, but later realized I didn't so I sent it March 1st. This order was not served to me and I'm not prepared for it. Am I expected to still appear under these terms?
You can go to the hearing, tell them what happened and that you have given the mother your new address and ask for a continuance. Usually you would be personally served with a notice of hearing on a motion for enforcement--and not served by mail. But maybe they are not asking for jail time.
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You now do have notice and would be making a mistake to ignore it. As the other lawyer wrote, correct the other side and the court and try to get a new hearing.
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