You have done very well indeed
You have applied for a Penal Order.
This means that you have applied for her to be sent to prison.
At the hearing if your ex does not attend then a Warrant for her arrest will be issued.
If she is there she will be given one last chance to comply - and then taken to the Cells.
All you will have to do is show that the Order was made and served on her and she has failed to obey it
Please ask if you need further details
no I am afraid not.
The Penal Order was made, you are now applying to enforce it.
The hearing on 11th October was NOT the enforcement hearing - that will be on another date
The Judge has reserved it to himself because of the Contempt of Court .
You cannot ask the Court to Order a DNA test as part of the Financial issues - they will not be interested in who is the biological father - the only difference is that if you are the father of the children she has a better chance of getting a better capital settlement from you.
If you wish to resolve the parentage issue then you need to make as separate applictaion to the family court for either a Declaration of Parentage, and then follow it up, if necessary, with an applictaion for contact OR go straight for a Child Arrangement Order using a form C100 and ask for a DNA test within that application
Which form did you use for the Declaration of Parentage?
What reason was given for dismissing the application - non attendance would not have been enough
Time to try again
This time you use a C100 to apply for contact with the children say that you do not have an address for her and ask the court to order the DWP to release her address TO THE COURT for service.
Once the application is issued then at the first hearing you ask for a DNA test
I hope it goes well
You are using the exemption 13e