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Q: Iffather is $36,000 behind what can happen in Tennessee if they won't modify or punish him for contemp

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Sam  English
Sam English
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  • Knoxville, TN
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A: The remedies for his willful failure to pay support is contempt. Both civil and criminal. If you file criminal contempt, you must prove he willfully failed to pay and punishment is up to 10 days in jail for each payment missed. Have you tried the case against him for that yet? If you have a judgment, you can execute against assets and garnish bank accounts. I hope this helps.

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