I got a text from a friend today asking if I could borrow her a few bills. She said that her boyfriend is in jail on failure to pay child support charges. His kid is 5 years old, and as far as I know he has not been in the kid's life at any point. The mother has never come after him to pay either, which is odd. He was pulled over last night and when they ran his info there was a warrant out for him regarding non payment of child support. She said that he had no idea about it and the mom of the kid had never approached him or threatened him. They basically stayed out of each other's lives completely. He doesn't even have a number to reach her at or know where she lives now. Anyways, we were talking and she was wondering what would happen to him now when he goes to court on Monday. Are they going to let him out of jail on Monday after his court appearance and just order him to pay 5+ years of backpay or will he be in jail for a while longer? He makes almost all of the money in the relationship so she'll be screwed if he's locked up for a long time and can't make any money. Anyone on here know how these laws work? I can't see the judge just letting him out without backpay, but 5+ years of backpay would be a pretty penny.