Gentry Law Firm LLC
Call Today for a Free Initial Consultation
770-884-4171 888-365-5983

Marietta’s Pre-Eminent Family Law Firm

Complex Legal Issues Deserve Bold, Intelligent Representation

Call for A Free consultation

Terrell Owens in trouble in Atlanta again, could lead to jail

We have talked about Terrell Owens before and the long-standing child support battle he has had with the mother of one of his children. There have been numerous stories in Atlanta and on this blog about Owens' decision not to pay the $5,000 a month he was originally ordered to pay. Now, however, a Fulton County judge has threatened to put Owens in jail if he does not comply with the court orders.

Child support is extremely important to a custodial parent, but its real purpose is to help care for children. When fathers or mothers refuse to or cannot pay their child support payments, it is ultimately the children who suffer. Because child support funds are used to cover the costs of raising a child, it leaves a custodial parent with substantially less money than he or she may need to properly care for a former couple's child. In this case, every time Owens misses a payment to his daughter, the girl's mother must cover all of her costs alone.

In Owens' most recent hearing regarding the over $20,000 of child support arrears that Owens allegedly owes, the judge was extremely upset that Owens was not present. Though his attorney has taken the blame and said that it was his poor communication as to why Owens was not present, it is not entirely known why Owens had no idea that he had a court date.

Within minutes, the judge asked both attorneys to come into his chambers, during which time he told Owens lawyer that if his client doesn't come to his hearings, he would be put in jail.

It is unclear why Owens is apparently refusing to comply with court orders to pay child support, as many sources report that he is not nearly as poor as he initially made himself seem.

For more information, please read this previous post on Terrell Owens.

Source: WSBTV 2, "NFL's 'T.O.' may face jail time over child support," Erica Byfield, July 12, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Call Us When You Need Outstanding Legal Representation

Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Gentry Law Firm LLC

Office Location

Gentry Law Firm LLC
506 Roswell Street NE
Suite 240
Marietta, GA 30060

Toll Free: 888-365-5983
Phone: 770-884-4171
Fax: 770-422-1347
Marietta Law Office Map