What can I o if my ex has me on child support in 2 different states for the same child?

I was paying current support in one state while it was stacking up in Ganother state without my knowledge. They took $5600 from my tax return and gave to arreares. The mother refuses to let me see them and refuses visitation and even wants to change my son’s name and remove me from the birth certificate. How can I go about getting my money? Also, if i sign over my parental rights, will I still be obligated to pay child support?

Asked on July 24, 2012 under Family Law, Tennessee

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If you are paying double for the same child under a support order being implemented in two different states, you need to file petitions in each state to make sure that you pay a certain amount monthly not twice the amount ordered.

For assistance on this, you should consult with a family law attorney on the subject.

In order to sign over parental rights for this child, there has to be a person willing to accept the obligation of such rights besides the mother of the child. One cannot get out of a parental obligation by just trying to give up such an obligation.


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