Divorced my child’s dad in 2013 (child was 2). Court order was to pay through the courts. He has never paid anything through the courts and only randomly pays me directly when it’s convenient (no where near ordered amount). Why has the state not flagged him? What do I have to do to get his... Read more »
You should consider consulting with a family law attorney. I am unsure of the answer to your first question. The state does look into child support matters and there is a child support enforcement office in Davidson County. Have you tried speaking with them? You could file a Petition to hold the...Read more »
It is like Violation of Probation. It means that you have violated the terms of your agreement. Depending on your agreement, the jurisdiction, the DA and the Judge, many things could happen. If it is your first time, nothing may happen. You could get a fine. You could be in a situation where...Read more »
I have offered to give him days if I hold onto the kids until COVID clears, he declined and wants to pass them from house to house. What are my rights? He and his wife are currently working, his wife works in healthcare, and they have 2 additional daughters who attend daycare. I have a daughter and... Read more »
She is threatening him with child support court and saying he will be in jail all because he wants to see his son and she is scared he will catch the virus. She isn't allowing him to pick his son up this weekend and she didnt give him his 1/2 of spring break. This is not this first time she... Read more »
We are in new times with the coronavirus and people are scared and anxious. However, if the ex wife is going against the custody agreement then she could be help in contempt. I would suggest talking to a family law attorney and , if needed, set a court date to go in front of a judge and discuss the...Read more »
My mother had custody of my 2 daughters because I was incarcerated but when I got out of jail, I got full custody back. My mom received family first. Why does the child support office only come after me to pay the state back and not their father?
It's possible, but unlikely, that there was not good service of process for notifying you of any child support hearing. It's likely the service of process rules were followed, you still didn't learn about the court date, and a default judgment was taken against you.
Tennessee is a shared income model that compares the parties' relative gross income, the number of days each has with a child and a few other things such as health insurance premiums. The cost of living for each parent is already considered in the formation of the guidelines. We have to use...Read more »
I thought when a person gets married their income becomes one. I'm not understanding why I can't take both to court for support. She has insurance on our kids, why does she have the right to do that but doesn't have rights over our kids?
A stepparent may take out insurance policy on the children of their spouse as the children are considered dependents of the biological parent and that person's spouse (at least for insurance purposes). She has custodial/guardianship rights and obligations granted by the stepparent...Read more »
Only your income and his income is included in the calculation. His wife's income is not included. No, you cannot take his wife to court because she has no legal rights or responsibilities to your child.
My ex husband fell behind on his child support for a few years and is now paying the regular support plus a few dollars in arrears each month. The support order says he can use the child as a deduction only if he is current on child support. Is he considered current, if he still owes $6000 in... Read more »
It is a very good chance that the State will grab any Tax Refund due you. Change your W4 now to claim some exemptions. Tax Refunds are bad, creating an asset for certain outfits to grab. If possible do not file your Return for awhile, but still pay any income taxes due.
The "parenting plan " form which is part of your divorce papers has a section on child support. The form has a section where the parties choose the date- In summary, you've got to review the divorce papers and see what they say. If the section was not filled out, generally court...Read more »
Non-married, child. 12/15 breakup. Verbal agreement 50/50 sharing. I paid for 80%+ of food, toys, clothing, etc. Everything good. They popped another child out 10/16 and another one 10/17 with partner. Bad financial management led to them getting evicted, 03/18. Provided ex and children a roof over... Read more »
If you are sued by your ex for child support and are properly served, and then you fail to respond, be it in Tenn. or Fla., you'll likely end up with some kind of default order against you. Which can lead to further issues. Best not to ignore lawsuits if one is filed--things usually just get...Read more »
You must go to the office of the court clerk- there will be a charge of the copy and an extra charge if you want the copy to be "certified" ( verified as accurate). You will need the exact names of the people/entities involve in the case or the case number to assist the clerk in finding...Read more »
My divorce papers quote a price to pay. I have verbally agreed in the past to pay my ex more money when i had a better paying job. I now dont have that job. Can she obligate me to pay that verbal price even though no paperwork was ever filed saying to pay that set price?
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