Can I Go to Jail if I Don’t Pay My Child Support?

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Can I Go to Jail if I Don’t Pay My Child Support?

A lot of days I get people who call and they’re frustrated, because they feel like they’re paying too much child support – and the first thing they want to do is just not pay the support. That is the worst thing that you can do at that time, because if you do that, you could be subjecting yourself to contempt of court, and that can be monetary fines, you may be having to pay another attorney’s fees, or you could subject yourself to incarceration.

If you’re facing a civil contempt, the penalty could be indefinite incarceration, which means you will be in jail until you satisfy to the judge that you’re going to pay the support of you make arrangements to pay the support.

If you find yourself facing a situation where you cannot pay your support, you may be in a position that you need to file to modify your child support. If that’s the case, it’s important that you contact an attorney who can lead you through this process. You can contact us at Banks and Jones. We proudly serve the Knoxville and greater east Tennessee area. We can be reached at 865-546-2141 or you can find us at banksjones.com.

 

 

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