I am being pursued by a debt collector and now have a body attachment on me for failing to appear in court. My recollection of events is never having been served originally (I think they served my aunt and then sent sherrifs to my exhusband's new address), but while in court for a hearing in my divorce, I was served with papers for contempt of court. Looking at the papers, I only see the debt collectors name and a huge judgment. I have no idea who the original creditor is, but I know I have never had a credit card with a limit anywhere near the judgment amount. So it's all fees.
I was scared and immature about it. I had also just started a new job and had taken off my second day for my divorce hearing, felt I couldn't take another day off. Plus that day was my birthday. I didn't show.
I searched the case and saw a request for body attachment, $500 cash only forfeitable. What does that mean and what can I do about it? I have my final divorce hearing very soon and clearly this is not looking good. I obviously don't want to be arrested.
The back story is my husband left and hasn't supported me. I rob peter to pay paul every month to make ends meet and have been hiding from creditors for two and a half years now.