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  • Hello,

    I have question, I was involved with a woman, 6 yrs ago. She supposedly had gotten pregnant by me. But she claims she had a miscarriage. She lives in Tenn, I live in Illinois. I got a lawyer, to show me the miscarriage medical report from her doctor, it shows she did miscarry, and she even wrote a letter saying that she wasn’t pregnant by me. I still have all documents. However, 9 months later she informs me she did have a child, and wants me to take a DNA. I was shocked, but I agreed to take one. Suddenly, she disappears for 5 years, after trying to locate her for 5 yrs. I finally, catch her on a social network (facebook) she says I have to pay the state of Tennessee, back child support. Is this true??

    February 18, 2014
    • You really should speak with an experienced family law attorney from the county in which the purported mother lives. If there is a pending child support action or a court order you don’t know about, you need to know that asap.

      April 06, 2014
  • Hello
    My ex was ordered by court to pay child support on our son upon our divorce he did for 6 yrs. He got a 2 divorce and had to pay for that child. He’s had the same job 22 years paid $25/hr..He promptly stopped paying me when my son was 5/6 & tried to get custody in OCT. Of that yr..Oh-when we first divorced I was granted full custody &rights to claim him on taxes. He did NOT win custody & was again ordered to pay child support this time through the state, I haven’t received a penny/9yrs. I have absolutely NEVER denied visitation vacays etc. As that would punish joe. He is paying $840 on the second child..his first 0. He also claimed joe the year he fought for custody w/o telling me or any legal right (he didn’t even TRY to take Joe until the 10th month of the year he claimed for so even if he HAD won, he didn’t file until the 10th month!! I had no clue he claimed him, So I also claimed-but he did first so even though I’ve got documentation from the court-I now OWE THE IRS $10000 (that’s ten thousand)Ive paid $100 a MONth since, so it’s more now (interest). Excuse my manners but what the Hell has happened here? It’s so absurd, I feel foolish saying it.but this ALL TRUE-actually there’s not even room for all we’ve endured
    But my sweet son is a straight A student, I have ZERO $ for college, he doesn’t even know as I can’t imagine how that would make him feel. He knows his brothers mom gets support he sees her pick up her chk..I’m sure he assumes he gets too…I don’t.

    July 27, 2014
    • My advice is simple. Round up all of your legal pleadings and see an experienced Tennessee family law attorney. The attorney will need to review the legal pleadings in order to give you legal advice. Even if the children/child is past 18, you may still be due child support. Don’t delay. Learn your rights. The attorney may be willing to take the case based on a contingency fee. Also, ask about interest on unpaid child support.

      Miles Mason, Sr.
      Attorney, Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC, Serving clients in Memphis • Germantown • Collierville • West Tennessee. MemphisDivorce.com. We aim to be your best option for finding a Memphis divorce lawyer, Germantown divorce lawyer, or Collierville divorce lawyer.
      The response above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this site is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. Answers are provided for informational purposes only. A person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.

      July 28, 2014
  • Hello,

    i was serving in the navy in peral harbor hawaii when i met my childs mother, upon the pregnancy the (who was pregnant) left the state of hawaii and had our daughter in NC. i have never denied my child anything, i have paid for flights, for her and my daughter to come to hawaii and to my home of record in TN. WE decided on informal child support payments basically a under the table understanding for the 4 1/2 years of my childs life her mother was receiving $600-800 dollars in child support not to mention free health care for my daughter. after getting out of the military i struggled to get on my feet for 3 moths and then resumed paying the child support in the amount of $360 as is the price i reciver based on my salary from the child support calculator on the TN state website. I am afraid of getting hit with backpaid child support when i legally file for child support through the state. i have no reciepts of any kind, just the word of me and my daughters mother. is there any sort of appeals process if i do get hit with a rearage or is there something that i can do to make sure that i wont upon filing for legal child support payments. please help thank you.
    V/R Mr. Franklin

    August 31, 2014
    • You are not alone. Unfortunately, this situation arises much more often than you may think. The home state for the child likely determine what state child support law applies, not yours. In any event, you really need to consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine what state law likely applies and what to do next. The amount of money at stake is potentially very high. Tennessee law is very favorable to the mother, allowing child support retroactively to the date of birth. You need to get this legal problem sorted out now. It will not get better by ignoring it. In Tennessee, even parents who have supported children their entire lives can still be ordered to pay child support back to age 18.

      Miles Mason, Sr.

      Attorney, Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC, Serving clients in Memphis • Germantown • Collierville • West Tennessee. MemphisDivorce.com. We strive to be your best option for finding a Memphis divorce lawyer, Germantown divorce lawyer, Collierville divorce lawyer or West Tennessee divorce lawyer. 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.

      August 31, 2014
  • karen

    My husband and I divorced 12 years ago. He hardly paid any child support after we divorced and it required me to take him to court each time. I couldn’t afford to take off work each time so I gave up pursuing it and just dealt with supporting my child on my own. He has never held a job in which he was registered for garnishments or taxes so it was very difficult when I did pursue it. My child will be 17 next month and we’re looking at college. I could really use back child support to help with the expenses. What are my options? I don’t know exactly where he lives but could easily find out since we both live in the same small town and my friends parents say he lives in their neighborhood.

    December 06, 2014
    • I recommend you consult with an attorney for your options and read Child support enforcement and collection in Tennessee divorce and family law including answers to frequently asked questions.
      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. We strive to be your best option for finding a Memphis divorce lawyer, Germantown divorce lawyer, Collierville divorce lawyer or West Tennessee divorce lawyer.

      December 07, 2014

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