Why Was My Child Support Order Dismissed?

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I just got a letter from the Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa with an order of dismissal for child support. My child’s father paid 4 months of child support and then stop paying. I have been going to court. He hasn’t attended at all. My daughter is 3 – why the dismissal?

You will need to contact a local family law attorney to review the dismissal and provide you with legal advice and guidance. The order’s dismissal may be due to a lack of jurisdiction or improper service of process. An attorney can review the order and provide you with possible legal options for you to pursue to have the dismissal reversed.