If I have court ordered child support, why is it that my ex-husband can be over $10,000 in arrears. Since I have been on welfare in the past, the case is handled through the State of Tennessee.
The original court order was $140.00 monthly back in 1990, when we got a divorce. I got on welfare for about a year during this time, then got remarried. I did not pursue the child support because my childs father did not want to be in his sons life, also state really wasnt any help to me at that time.
Fast Forward to 1997, and I am once again a single mother, get back on welfare, go to school and get a job, during this time the state finally decides to get child support arrearages.
From 1998 to 2002 he pays as he should. Then he hires a lawyer in 2002trying to say he had gave up parental rights, they found no evidence of this ofcourse. Chancery courts then order him to pay 103.84 weekly in arrears, once again from this point until late 2004 he pays faithfully. Since 2004 I have received no more than $1500.00 in support.
I get notices to withhold income notices from places of employment but never receive any child support. Back in May 2006 a warrant is issued for his arrest, he posts $1000.00 bond and was schedule to appear in Chancery Court August 16, 2006.
So now ex is back to saying that he gave up parental rights, and the state rep. asks to give him a continuance, so that the judge can review case.
We are due back in court October of this year. Can someone please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Did the state guide me in the right direction as far giving him a continuance?