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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: My son and his ex girlfriend are pregnant she doesn't want him involved in the child's life

We have not established paternity we will when the baby is delivered. They both have been starting drama and now she is saying she is feeling threatened because my sons friend sent a video saying she would fight her she didn't care. My son also has videos and texts of the ex trying to hit him... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Criminal Law and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: The TN Child Support Services is taking me to court to file a criminal contempt and for a judgment. What do i do next?

My business that was barely making ends meet; as of Nov2023 I decided to close the business and get a CD Driving job. I obtained my CDL Learners Permit in Nov2023 and discovered in December that I need to let my hair grow long enough to submit a Federal DOT Drug Screen; I had planned to submit... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

You might want to hire a competent Bankruptcy attorney to file file a Chapter 13 Plan to pay the arrearages over five years. It can save your CDL (which is in jeopardy) and pay off the debt in 60 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: I have two left charges under $340 in total. Schedule 4 and 6 charges also. One place I worked there. Family law too
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answered on Feb 26, 2024

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Q: What do you do when you can not get in touch with a lawyer you have already hired?

Hired for Georgia Child Support not Tennessee.

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

You will need to post in GA not TN. And try all possible methods of contacting the attorney. You may need to hire another attorney as your case will be in jeopardy.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: If there is no parenting plan or custody order, do I need to let the others parent know that I’m moving?

This will be to a new city within the same state?

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In Tennessee, if there is no existing parenting plan or custody order in place, and you plan to move to a new city within the same state, you may not be legally required to inform the other parent about the move. However, it is generally advisable to communicate openly and honestly with the other... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Family Law and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue my child’s father for not telling me he’s gets full SSI before having our child? He doesn’t help either!
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answered on Dec 3, 2023

In the United States, the issue of child support and the financial responsibilities of parents are generally determined by state laws and family courts. If your child's father receives full SSI (Supplemental Security Income), it typically indicates a limited ability to work due to disability,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: How to get ex husband to pay child support on children
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answered on Oct 26, 2023

To ensure your ex-husband pays child support for your children in Tennessee, you can take several steps. Begin by contacting the Tennessee Department of Human Services' Child Support Services (CSS) division, which can help enforce child support orders. If he continues to be non-compliant, you... View More

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Q: how can I put my child’s father on child support without his social security number? Would a DNA test work?
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answered on Oct 19, 2023

In Tennessee, you can initiate a child support case without the father's Social Security number, although having it can expedite the process. If you don't have the number, other identifying information like date of birth, address, or place of employment can be helpful. A DNA test may be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: So if a mother abandoned her child and husban which is best for the child taking her rights or drawing child support?

Wife walked out on us 24yrs married 13yr old daughter and ain't helped any for food or bills

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answered on Oct 17, 2023

The best way to proceed depends on the best interests of the child and the specific circumstances of the case. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: I get my child support taken directly out.of.my check but I got a letter stating that I wasn't paying . Trying to take

My license s away

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answered on Aug 8, 2023

That happens frequently. Hire an attorney now to investigate the child support history and the order, then represent you at Court. You might go to jail or have the license revoded.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: How can a contest a child support judgement against me that I can’t afford nor make that kinda money to even pay it
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answered on May 26, 2023

You have to file a Motion To Modify CS for substantial and material change in your circumstances. Must go to the Court that ordered support, and you may have to comply with local Court rules (tax returns; pay statements; etc).

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: My divorce papers have no child support start date so do the payments start now?

He marked "hand directly to parent" on the papers and when I mentioned this to him he said he's just going to wait for them to come out of his check on its own. Do I need to take him back to court or what do I do because he doesn't want to pay it and the papers was filed March 2, 2023.

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answered on Mar 16, 2023

It sounds like you did not go to Court, so you do not know what if anything is going on. Call Court and find out when the divorce decree was entered. Order for CS starts then. If no case at Court, then you are not divorced. If CS is not paid, then you must file a Petition to hold him in... View More

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Q: If someone has a captious for child support in Knoxville, Tennessee is that public knowledge?
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answered on Mar 13, 2023

Capias will be filed in the Court's records, and are thus public records unless sealed by Court Order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: My ex husband is refusing to give me a copy of his W2 per the court order in our divorce decree. What should I do?

Live in Tennessee. Divorced in 2016 with 2 kids and have never received a copy of his W2’s from him. Since 2016 he is no longer covering our sons daycare as he is in school (my lawyer said when he was out of daycare to go to court for a readjustment in child support but haven’t yet and my son... View More

Bennett James Wills
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answered on Jan 16, 2023

You can enforce court orders through contempt petitions. You can seek to modify orders through motions for modification. Both can be tricky to navigate without counsel. Maybe check with legal aid to see if you qualify for help if you can't afford a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: How do I file abandonment against my ex husband?

My ex husband hasn’t help support our children in three years. They only time he communicates is if I reach out to him first. The only times he sees our children is if I reach out. He doesn’t reach out because I don’t want a “friendship” with him so he takes that as he cannot see our... View More

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answered on Oct 31, 2022

I doubt you have sufficient grounds for divorce. You will probably need an agreement (irreconcilable differences) as abandonment is not going to suffice. Your only leverage will be child support. Hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: Can I be forced to pay child support on a child whom the courts forcefully terminated my parental rights on 15 years ago

I was served papers from another county to appear in juvenile Court over a child who is in state custody for which my rights were forcefully terminated 15 years ago

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answered on Oct 21, 2022

Support obligations terminated when the parental rights were terminated.

However, if there was retroactive owed at the time of the initial order of support and unpaid ongoing support wasn't paid in full prior to your parental rights being terminated, then you would owe for all of that...
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Q: Noncustodial parent hasn’t paid child support and has a personal injury case How can I confirm if settlement was reach

We have a contempt of court case coming up and I’d like to prove that he has money to pay child support.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jul 20, 2022

Check the dockets. Settlements are oftentimes confidential, so you may never get that information. Consult with a local attorney about how to attach that settlement/potential settlement.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: Will a judge take normal child support and leave a father in homeless?

I'm struggling with my own self because of what my in-laws and wife has done. I'm trying to pick up the pieces they left behind. I'm trying to do that, support my son and make a life for us. If I get hit with what is normal on child support I'll be literally on the streets.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Judges tend to place child support as priority number 1 as far as "creditors" go. I've been in front of judges that have told litigants to forego utility bills, credit cards, etc., to make their child support payments first because failure to do so could land you in jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: Info on how to defend myself against child support when being put into a situation by my wife and in-laws

My wife has taken my child from me before. This time after we got back together and moving to TN because she hated Wisconsin. She and her Mother-in-law left me with a debt that include my Mother-in-law not paying for her husband's and her cell phone in a attempt to take me out the picture.... View More

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Child support is determined by income of the parents with certain deductions for insurance, day care, and medical costs. This calculation is then made on the guidelines in accordance with the custody schedule. Having "debt" is not going to factor much, if at all. You would be wise to hire... View More

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