Q: If someone is adopting the child and they say they don’t want the back child support?
Does the child support still have to be paid? In Chattanooga TN
A: The termination of parental rights required in an adoption will terminate the current child support obligation, but it does NOT terminate any arrearages or past due support. However, it would be up to the recipient to take action to collect it, and if they are not very aggressive in doing so, it could remain unpaid. This would not apply to arrearages owed to the State of Tennessee.
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