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My daughter is going through a divorce in the state of Tennessee, SHe filed in June 2015 and her trial date was just set yesterday for June 27, 2018. Meanwhile her estranged husband was ordered by the court to pay child support and he is nine months behind. What are her remedies to collect that child support or at least a portion of it?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Tennessee

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Yes, the lawyer my daughter has retained seems to be dragging her feet getting some support money collected.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I don't think so

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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

I am very sorry your grandchildren's father is not contributing to their support.

Fortunately there is a state agency whose primary goal is to assist with the collection of child support-they can be contacted here

Some enforcement techniques include:

1. income assignment (aka wage garnishment)

2. treasury offset program (interception of any tax refunds due to the obligor)

3. driver's license revocation

4. passport renewal denial

5. lien on real estate or other property

Some good resources:

https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/humanservices/attachments/cs_handbook.pdf

https://apps.tn.gov/tcses/help.html#property

Otherwise one can hire a private attorney to seek the same remedies through the court system, such as wage garnishment, liens, etc.

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