Michael Rowan, the Nashville attorney accused of physically assaulting a court process server while being served with a civil warrant for monies owed to a legal research company, is being sued by his former wife for non-payment of child support and medical care for his children.
In a case filed last month, Lisa Wyatt accuses Rowan, who is a candidate for Davidson County General Sessions judge in August's elections, of missing 17 child support payments — seven in 2006, nine in 2007 and one in 2008 — that total $9,622. Wyatt is asking for that amount plus 12 percent interest. In addition to this money, Rowan stands accused of not paying his share of medical expenses for his children and periodically failing to provide them with health insurance as agreed upon in prior court hearings. The amount owed for medical care, according to the suit, is $3,294 plus 12 percent interest.
The couple divorced in 2001 and entered into an amended parenting plan in 2005. That year, the Tennessee Court of Appeals heard an appeal concerning aspects of the divorce and determined that Rowan owed his former wife attorney fees and that he had filed a frivolous lawsuit. Davidson County judges have recused themselves from these cases as Wyatt is the daughter of Criminal Court Judge Randall Wyatt. Legal proceedings are being heard before Circuit Court Judge Don Ash of Rutherford County.
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