Category Archives: Child Support
Tennessee Needs Child Support Reform

Child support is an area of law that is a source of significant confusion and anger from parents paying child support and those receiving it. No one likes the current system and few people outside of the lawyers and judges who work in the Juvenile Court system really understand how it works. There are even…

Child Support Payments Facing Major Delays

It may not come as much of a surprise that Tennessee has large cases of delays on the eventual distribution of child support payments. It may however come as a major surprise when you consider just how widespread such delays are occurring and growing worse as time goes on. The staggering rate of payment is…

Project N.O.W. Brings Memphis Child Support Reform

A new initiative was set in place earlier this year by Shelby County Child Support Services in an effort to assist parents in completing payments on overdue child support, removing possible jail time in the process. The PROJECT N.O.W. (Negotiating Outstanding Warrants) initiative is tailored toward non-custodial parental units currently dealing with warrants for their…

Woman Appeals Child Support Order for Russian Son

In April 2010, former Shelbyville, Tennessee resident, Torry Hansen sent her then, adopted Russian son back to his native land, Russia. Hansen sent Artyom Saveliev with a letter that explained his violent behavior and that she no longer wished to be his mother. A Tennessee judge ruled in favor of the boys caregivers and awarded…

Russian Boy Abandoned

An American woman, Torry Hansen, who adopted a Russian boy and later sent him back to Moscow on a one-way flight has been ordered to pay a sum of $150,000 and an additional $1,000 per month in child support until he is an adult.   Torry Hansen was living in Shelbyville, Tennessee, when she sent…