Chicago, IL asked in Child Support for Tennessee

Q: My husband is in jail for child support in one county an he has a hold on him in another county

For child support will be do a year instead of 6 months

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Bob G Huddleston Jr.
Bob G Huddleston Jr.
  • Cordova, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Was the incarceration because of the child support issue from a civil or criminal contempt?

The child support issues, regardless of whether incarceration was civil or criminal, are completely separate from any other issues causing him to be held in jail.

However, it seems unlikely that either a criminal or civil contempt for child support would result in even six months of incarceration in Tennessee. The underlying charges are probably the more pressing issues.

If there are no issues other than child support, then I don't have enough information from your question to give you a meaningful answer.

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