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I am sorry for your son's situation.
If a person fails to appear in court when they have been ordered to do so, the the Court may order what is typically known as a bench warrant
. This is what he likely has.
The way this is handled is that the individual (or more often, their attorney) file a Motion to Quash Warrant
and set it for a hearing. I do not have a sample for Georgia, but I do have one for Nevada which should illustrate how such a motion would look (in general) - here
The Court will then consider this at a hearing where the individual can explain his case, and if the Judge is satisfied, the warrant is quashed (voided).
Now what someone in your son's position wants to do likely is to FILE such a motion and set up an oral hearing date. Once this is done, one would want to coordinate
with the jail to have one transported to the Court for the hearing. This is not unusual. All one would need is documentation illustrating that a hearing is set in the family court for him. The jail should
then arrange transportation to and from jail. Then one can have the hearing, and hopefully, have the warrant quashed (ironically, the warrant is to have him held in custody, which he already is in).
As for halting child support until he is released, this may be done via a Motion to Modify Child Support
, for which a full step by step instructions plus forms may be found here
. He would have to do this separately, and coordinate with the jail administration to have himself transferred to and from jail for the matter, just like the motion to quash.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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