James Brown filed a pro se complaint requesting the Superior Court of Ware County declare he is not the biological father of Risetta Whitfield's infant son, Jeremy, and praying the superior court enjoin the Department of Human Resources from requiring him to pay child support. The defendants answered, and the case proceeded to trial. Based on Brown's failure to respond when the case was called, the trial court dismissed his complaint for want of prosecution. OCGA 9-11-41
(b). Brown filed a direct appeal from that order.