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Hi and thanks for asking your question. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you. You have a fully enforceable child support order. With a balance that high, it would seem to not be a waste of time to pursue. Finding your ex shouldn't be too challenging. You can hire a local private investigation firm to locate him. It's fairly easy and should not cost very much for them to do. Once you have an address, you can go through the court system by filing an enforcement action to collect the past due child support. You can probably even do this without hiring an attorney.
A judge can find your ex in contempt of court for failing to pay the child support. Once found in contempt, the judge has various ways of enforcing the child support order, including jail time, if necessary.
Thank you for the follow up information. Have you tried the parent locator service? I have provided a link below for you. That is a service provided by your state. Also, don't give up on finding a PI Firm that will help you locate him. There are many PI firms that can provide this service to you.