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Yes, You Can Go to Jail for Failure to Pay Child Support, but the Presumption of Innocence Applies

By Patrick L. Looper |

How ugly can battles over child support get?  Pretty ugly, in fact.  The cases where one spouse threatens to take the children and disappear are quite rare, but years-long court battles where ex-spouses accuse each other of being gold diggers or deadbeats are more common.  No one, least of all judges, wants to hear… Read More »

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Child Support Obligations Do Not Automatically Stop When the Child Turns Eighteen

By Patrick L. Looper |

Parents often feel that their children grow up too quickly, but when you are thinking in terms of child support obligations, the day when your children become legally financially independent of you cannot come soon enough.  Even if your children still need help from you financially after they turn eighteen, at least you can… Read More »

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Maher v. Woodruff: How Changes in Your Financial Situation and in the Law Affect Alimony and Child Support Payments

By Patrick L. Looper |

Many financial agreements can be negotiated, but the rules about child support in Tennessee are quite fixed.  Every successful entrepreneur knows how to talk his or her way into paying less than the sticker price, and everyone who has ever deposited a tax refund check has only been able to do so because of… Read More »

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Myths and Facts About Child Support in Tennessee

By Patrick L. Looper |

Filling out child support forms and getting mail related to child support can feel like dealing with the IRS, except that the geyser of official correspondence packed with fine print is connected in some way to a personal enemy of yours, instead of just to a faceless bureaucracy.  Child support disputes are fuel for… Read More »

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