• marvin yearwood

    I need some advise i pay child support in tn and last year i became ill with a mental disorder and was unable to work and pay my support until then i never missed a payment and now i have arrears im just wondering is there something i could have done that i dont know about that wouldnt have pit me behind in payments or not as behind. Maybe some modification or hold please can you explain this if you can thanks

    December 31, 2014
    • I strongly recommend you visit with an experienced Tennessee family law attorney. Discuss the details of your particular situation. A genuine disability can be grounds for a reduction in child support. While very situation is different, I would definitely explore your legal options. While you may be prevented from altering the amount owed, the court could set a reasonable monthly payment amount towards the arrearage and modify the monthly child support amount due moving forward.
      Miles Mason, Sr.
      Attorney, Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC, Serving clients in Memphis • Germantown • Collierville • West Tennessee. Our response is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only way to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an experienced Tennessee family law attorney, let the attorney review pleadings and orders, listen to you, ask follow up questions, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an opinion. The basic information provided is intended as a public service only. A complete discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. All information on this site is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship with anyone. Answers are provided for informational purposes only.

      January 04, 2015

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