Up until a year ago we had split 50 50 custody. A year ago I went into rehab on my own and while gone I sent money to her as I could while in treatment. I am back now and the parenting plan is now technically 4/3 . However her income is triple mine . I worked 3 jobs when we were married while she... View More
I haven't received anything from child support or heard anything about it since 2012. Until a few days ago i was served papers saying i was in contempt and owe $29000.00 in arrears. Is there anything i can do to clear this up. I was told it was dropped or i would... View More
Consult with a local family law attorney. I will say that for anything regarding child support, you should always ask to see it in writing. I am not confident that the custodial parent can voluntarily relinquish child support under Tennessee law. The child support payment is for the care of the...View More
Modification to an order states that: The parties shall continue being responsible for the same uncovered expenses, but the Mother shall henceforth pay 82% of the uncovered expenses with Father paying 18% of those expenses.
Can the following expenses that have been paid by the father be... View More
No, the child support office will not be interested in attempting to sort out the payment of expenses. I recommend you consult with an attorney. In general, the best way to proceed if one of the parents is failing to pay their portion of expenses is to proceed with a petition for contempt. Contempt...View More
She is 8mths old he is filing for paternity and visitation. I live in Tennesssee and he lives in Virginia! She has heart and urinary tract issues! She has regular heart doc appointments and had to go to er frequently since birth over her urinary issues and needs to be close to her doctors! Also... View More
Tennessee Courts use the best interest of the child analysis to determine custody and visitation decisions. The health concerns of the child are important and should be taken into account under Tennessee law. You mention that the Father lives in VA. Thus, I am not sure if the Father filed this...View More
You signed the contract indicating you have signed under duress. The other side may not "honor the contract" with the additional notation as duress can be used as a defense to the validity of a contract.
If you have arrears, then child support will still taken to satisfy the arrears. If you have not arrears, then you need to move the court to stop the child support. I suggest you consult with a local family law attorney for your best options. Many times, even if there are no arrears, you will have...View More
If your child support is paid through the state of Tennessee, then it is very likely his stimulus check will be intercepted. If the child support is from a divorce and it is paid directly to you his check may not be intercepted.
I have paid support on my child for 10 years with no C.O. Other parent is denying visitation now. If I take other parent to court and they find my support order should be more will I be held in arrears even though other parent never filed motion for child support in 10 years.
I hope you did not pay her in cash with no receipts. Currently, the Courts are instructed to only go back 5 years without a specific finding it should go back further. Additionally, if you have not be deemed to be the legal, not only the biological father of the child, then you must legitimize the...View More
As long as she is asking for child support that is only his child and not all three, then that is legal. Reprehensible, but not illegal. Now, if she asked him for child support for a child that is not his through the courts, that would not be legal.
My situation is fairly complicated. We were married by a Hindu Custom Religious marriage in 2007 in Los Angeles California. However our priests are not officiated, therefor in the state of TN it is not considered to be "legal". I am now separating with him and have 2 children together. Am... View More
I was paying child support since 2013 and was married to her and didn't know it was illegal. We are getting a divorce and I have a lawyer. Am I able to get that money back since we live together the whole time?
She has since remarried and I believe the child has now been adopted by her new husband, not entirely sure but that’s what I’ve heard through family. I’ve had income taxes withheld, garnishments on my paychecks, anytime I apply for a loan or anything that’s one of the first things that pop... View More
I recommend you consult with a family law attorney. You may be able to file for a modification of the child support amount if your/her income has changed by more than 15%. Which state was the divorce decree entered in? This question appears in the TN page, yet it appears you posted this question...View More
Most likely, No. Under Tennessee law, you cannot get child support from your married partner. You could file for divorce and then would be eligible to request child support during the divorce and after it becomes final. I recommend you consult with an experienced family law attorney in your local...View More
Please do not identify anyone specifically by name as this may expose you to a defamation action if your accusations are not true. If you allege that he moved to another state illegally and he in fact followed the law, then you could get in trouble. Assuming he did get custody, then as a parent you...View More
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