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April 2001 my attorney filed a motion for back child

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April 2001 my attorney filed a motion for back child support/ alimony. He owes me a fortune! His attorney has managed to have this court ordered matter in continuence for 10 years!!!!!! Ny lawyer claims we have ti be in mediation! Why ? My ex in already in contempt and has not made one single effort since 1998 to pay me what he owes. The judge died a few months ago for heaven sakes! What should I do? I believe mediation for a court ordered decree is wrong. I live in Tennessee. What should I do ? Iwant to go straight to court and have the money plus interest, which is mounting over 13 years, paid to me. What is your suggestion? I am so tired of this I cannot bear ir any mopre, but I will not give up! Please help! XXXXX XXXXX XXXXXX
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 5 years ago.
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Question: April 2001 my attorney filed a motion for back child support/ alimony. He owes me a fortune! His attorney has managed to have this court ordered matter in continuence for 10 years!!!!!! Ny lawyer claims we have ti be in mediation! Why ? My ex in already in contempt and has not made one single effort since 1998 to pay me what he owes. The judge died a few months ago for heaven sakes! What should I do? I believe mediation for a court ordered decree is wrong. I live in Tennessee. What should I do ? Iwant to go straight to court and have the money plus interest, which is mounting over 13 years, paid to me. What is your suggestion? I am so tired of this I cannot bear ir any mopre, but I will not give up! Please help! ***** ***** barker

Response: There is nothing to mediate. There is already a Court Order in place which he is not complying with. You need to file contempt action against him for failure to pay the Court ordered support for over 10 years. He would be ordered to show cause why he should not be held in contempt and put in jail immediately until he pays the amount past due. You should also apply for child support enforcement services so that the agency can assist you in tracking his assets, intercepting tax refunds, and garnishing his income. Finally, if he is collecting Social Security benefits, 50% of the benefits should be garnished.

The contempt action would be filed with the Court that issued the initial Order. You can obtain the forms for filing the contempt at the Courthouse in the Clerk's office.

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Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 5 years ago.
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