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Bob G Huddleston Jr.

Bob G Huddleston Jr.

Child Support - Child Custody - Divorce - Juvenile Law
  • Family Law, Divorce, Juvenile Law
  • Arkansas, Tennessee
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Summary

Whether your needs involve divorce, child support, child visitation, crooked home improvement companies, bill collectors who won’t leave you alone, or a criminal charge hanging over your head, let Midsouth Advocates champion your cause and fight for you in the legal arena. Don’t go it alone!

Able to provide legal assistance in Tennessee & Arkansas

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
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Tennessee
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Midsouth Advocates, PLLC
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Midsouth Advocates works in a wide array of practice areas to better serve the Mid-South community. By modeling the practice through an association of attorneys, all our clients are more assured of the personal attention they deserve when dealing with whatever legal issue is confronting them.
Education
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
J.D. (2017) | Law
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Certificate in Advocacy
Honors: CALI Award of Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Activities: Associate Justice: Moot Court Board National Mock Trial Travel Team
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Logo
University of Memphis
B.A. (2014) | Legal & Political Philosophy
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude University Honors
Activities: Mock Trial Travel Team
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee
Member
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National Association of Counsel for Children
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American Bar Association
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Memphis Bar Association
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Tennessee Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
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Midsouth Advocates
Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered

Q. Can a 17 year old leave home with an 18 year old and live together with the 18 year old helping to take care of them ?
A: If the parents of the 17 year old approve, then yes. If the parents of the 17 year old do not approve, then maybe. Maybe because . . . it exposes the 17 year old to a charge of juvenile "unruliness" and being placed in the protective custody of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services for services, if needed, with placement likely to be in a foster home until the juvenile turns 18. If services are deemed to not be needed then the juvenile would likely be placed back with the parents. Depending on the circumstances, if the Tennessee Department of Children's Services gets involved, the parents may be hailed into court to answer a Petition for Dependency and Neglect filed against them by the state. There's your less than two page answer.
Q. I have a parenting plan with my ex husband, I am concerned about travel from home to home due to COVID-19.
A: To answer your question, you have a right to seek an Emergency Protective Custody Order that may or may not be granted. Once filed, you would be set for an Emergency PCO hearing. At the hearing you would need to establish that the facts and circumstances are sufficient to lead an ordinarily prudent person to believe the child is at risk of suffering immediate harm if the current custody and visitation order is not modified appropriately. If you are successful in showing the child is at risk of immediate harm then the court will schedule an adjudication and disposition hearing on a later date, where the burden of proof changes. At that hearing you would need to establish that the facts and circumstances show "clear and convincing" evidence that the child would be at risk of harm if the custody order is not changed. If successful, a new custody and visitation order would be issued. Currently, only emergency hearings related to custody are being heard by the courts right now. Also, it is likely that the later adjudication hearing would happen only after the Tennessee Supreme Court determines it is "safe enough" for the courts to be open for in-person proceedings. At that time, I fear you would be less likely to prevail based on your initial argument asserting an immediate risk to the child. Note: You need to know this information - Nonpayment of child support is not relevant to a custody and visitation modification based on an immediate risk of harm to the child. It is however relevant to show that it MAY be your motivation in filing for the modification in the first place as a way to "punish" the father. You need to consult with a child custody/visitation lawyer if you wish to pursue this matter.
Q. I was never served papers or informed that i had to pay child support. Why are they taking from my paychecks?
A: It's possible, but unlikely, that there was not good service of process for notifying you of any child support hearing. It's likely the service of process rules were followed, you still didn't learn about the court date, and a default judgment was taken against you. It's coming out of your paycheck because, at some time, the state of Tennessee (Child Support Office) learned where you were employed and issued an "Income Assignment" to your employer to garnish your wages to pay the amount the court ordered you to pay. You may want to go to the court, get a copy of the file, show ALL the documents in the legal file to a lawyer in your area to verify whether service was good or not, and to, perhaps, discuss likely outcomes of filing a Petition to Modify the child support Order.
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Midsouth Advocates, PLLC
242 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Telephone: (901) 443-3936
Midsouth Advocates PLLC
4151 Ridgemoor Avenue
Memphis, TN 38118
Telephone: (901) 443-3936