Jermaine Jackson could be jailed for falling further behind on his child support payments.

The Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department has filed court documents asking a judge to hold the 58-year-old singer in contempt, which could put him behind bars for 20 days.

According to legal papers, obtained by gossip website, Jermaine is required to give his ex-partner, Alejandra Oaziaza, $3,000 per month to care for their two sons, Jermajesty, 13, and Jaafar, 17, but he allegedly hasn't paid her in several months.

Of the $12,000 that he owed in back payments, he has only paid her $85 recently.

Jermaine, who has six other children, previously fell $90,000 behind in his child support payments in 2011 but he eventually settled that dispute with Alejandra and paid her $80,000 instead.

It was also previously revealed he owed her $33,000 in May after failing to meet his child support obligation from April 2012 through April 2013.

Jermaine bought a Ferrari for $160,000 earlier this month and he dismissed reports suggesting his mother, Katherine Jackson, was furious about his lavish purchase, as she allegedly had to bail him out of debt recently.

He said: ''My mother is not upset.''