I had my ex served in regards to custody and visitation involving our son, but she had me served as well, after she had received my paperwork. I've been hearing that she has finals on Tuesday so she's not planning on going to court, but her lawyer is gonna represent her. I, however, will be going with my lawyer. Now, as far as I know, if you're the petitioner and you file a petition, but don't appear in court yourself, then your petition is dismissed. If you're the respondent and don't appear, then a warrant can be issued for your arrest. So, is she able to weasel her way out of this, or will there be some sort of consequence for her not appearing? She's not appearing because she has finals for school, but even so, she's been court ordered.