My question involves child support in the State of:Tennessee
My ex husband was arrested Friday for willful contempt (I believe criminal) in nonpayment of child support. The arrears totalled almost 24k & in the 2 years since our divorce not a penny has been paid. Needless to say, the judge was not happy. He was sent to jail with a purge payment of $2500 and a judgment for the full arrearge was set.
My question is - we return to court at the end of July. If he has not made the purge payment (not sure that he will) or paid any amount, what happens then? He says he is "unemployed" although I know full well he has been paid cash under the table for several odds & ends jobs. He also has not complied with any of the other orders such as half of medical, carrying secondary insurance, carrying life insurance, or providing me with copies of his tax statements. At the end of July, will he just be sent back to jail? I'm thankful that he is finally being held accountable after these hard years of me trying to make ends meet on my own, but also don't think I'll see a penny until he's let out - now that he knows the court is serious, he may at least ATTEMPT to pay SOMETHING. He says he's going to try to modify but hasn't yet.
Does anyone have figures for what an unemployed NCP should pay for 2 children? He is unemployed by his own choice not because of any disability or lay off, etc. He also, at this time, has no visitation with the children but is still under orders to pay full support.
Thanks in advance.