holy shit, all this because he wanted to be aSomeone who has been having to be heavily involved in Child Support research here, hi hello again.
While we do not have court updates, I will give some insight based on things I've recently had to learn.
Gabe can continue to delay and claim to be "simply not able to find employment", for awhile, but here's the thing. If discoveries or subpoenas reveal that he has in the past or currently is making an income, he's Fucked. If a support order goes through, he may be "imputed income," meaning that they will use previous experience and income to justify saying that his earning potential is around minimum wage full time, and he is obligated to pay a percentage of that even if he doesn't CURRENTLY make it. If he makes money on the down low and somehow supports himself for about 6 months or so, Deb can use that to get him in trouble with The Actual Feds. He can face a lot of legal shenanigans for refusing to work a normal job and refusing to support his children. He can also get in trouble for things like, if its proven that his parents are paying for his living expenses and NONE of that is going to his children.
The problem with all this is that it takes time, and you have to either be able to file all this shit yourself with evidence, or have a lawyer who actually gives a damn about getting you support for your children, instead of one that refuses to rock the boat and enables your ex by "trying to compromise" with someone like Gabe.
My suspicion based on all this is that Deb has merely figured out that in order to get him the most Fucked and be able to argue for cutting off his parental rights, would be to play the long game of proving without a doubt that he doesn't give two fucks. Financial support obligations being withheld are often the easiest proof you have of a parent that is determined to be shitty.