If a party fails to comply with a cout order to pay child support, the other party can file a Motion for Contempt and Enforcement, among other pleadings. It is possible that if the father's failure to pay is intentional and willful, the court could order him to be incarserated until he 'purges' a particular amount. I would suggest you consult with at least 2 family law attorneys in your area prior to making any decisions on how to proceed, as more or clearer facts may completely change this limited opinion. Good luck!
This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Sosa Law Office, P.A., pursuant to an executed employment agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or opinion. Do not act on any information in this response without seeking legal advice. Melissa Sosa, Esq. firstname.lastname@example.org 813-681-5640.
As the previous attorney has stated, in order to be able to fully and accurately answer the question more facts are needed. Generally, if a party fails to pay child support, the appropriate course of action is to file a motion for contempt. Once a motion for contempt is filed, there wil be a hearing on the matter. The judge will then determine whether the failure to pay is intentional, and if so the party may be incarcerated. I would highly advise you to seek the advice of an attorney in your area, or if you cannot afford an attorney try to obtain help from Legal Aid.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A CONSULTATION CALL 904-309-8461 NOTHING IN THIS ANSWER IS INTENDED TO CREATE AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP NOR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN IN PERSON CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY/THIS ANSWER IS NOT INTENDED TO BE TAKEN AS LEGAL ADVICE, ALL PARTIES POSTING QUESTIONS ARE HIGHLY ADVISED TO SEEK COUNSEL TO REMEDY THEIR LEGAL PROBLEMS