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How Criminal Contempt Has Changed in Tennessee

Until recently, a person who had failed to pay his child support could very easily find himself in jail for up to six months. Our bloodlust for deadbeat dads had caused the government to do one of the things our founding fathers had feared the most: We were putting people in jail with little ... read more...

Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and What it All Means

22 September, 2010 by Lawrence in child support, Contempt of Court
Contempt of court often comes up when somebody fails to pay their child support. There's no statute that makes failure to pay child support a criminal offense that requires jail time. So how does somebody end up behind bars for failure to pay? read more...

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Child Support Ahead of Schedule

22 December, 2009 by Lawrence in child support, Divorce
If you are paying child support to the Child Support Receiving Unit and you love staying out of jail, you need to read this post. This is a perfect example of how no good deed will go unpunished. read more...

Less Than Half of Single Parents Receive Full Child Support

2 December, 2009 by Lawrence in child support
53.2 percent of parents who are supposed to be receiving child support are not receiving the full amount they are due. 23.7 percent aren't receiving child support at all. What can you do about this? read more...