TN Dad Can’t Be Forced to Tap SSI Benefits For Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on child support enforcement from the Court of Appeals. In re Jordan H. – Tennessee divorce child support enforcement. The child in this child support enforcement case was over 21 years old at the time of this appeal, which involved arrearages in the father’s child support obligation.  The.. read more →

Home-schooling TN Mom Held Voluntarily Unemployed

Tennessee child support law case law summary on voluntary unemployment from the Court of Appeals. Carl Scott Blankenship v. Amy Lynn Cox  – Tennessee voluntary unemployment for child support Amy Cox and Carl Blankenship were divorced in 2000, and the mother was granted custody of the four children.  They returned to court many times as.. read more →

Dad’s Advertising Income To Be Averaged for TN Child Support

Tennessee law case summary on income averaging from the Court of Appeals. Melissa L. Blackshear (Thompson) v. Stephen D. Blackshear – Tennessee child support income determination and income averaging Melissa L. Blackshear (Thompson) and Stephen D. Blackshear were divorced in 2005, after negotiating a permanent parenting plan.  The father agreed to pay $2,000 per month.. read more →

Mom Gets More Child Support Although Dad Claimed Disabled

Tennessee law case summary on child support modification in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Christopher Lance Allen v. Robbie Marie Allen – Tennessee divorce child support modification. Robbie and Lance Allen were divorced in 2007, and have one child, who was 13 years old at the time of this appeal.  Under.. read more →

Paternity Establishment and Paternity Fraud in Tennessee Child Support, Not Just One Man’s Nightmare

Paternity fraud is as likely to occur in Tennessee as it is in any other jurisdiction where child support is sought by the mother. Unfortunately, such deviousness is not just one man’s nightmare. Paternity fraud happens all too often and, once paternity is established, child support will be ordered by the court. If paternity goes.. read more →

Tenn. Might Retain Jurisdiction in Custody Dispute Despite Arguing

Tennessee law case summary on custody jurisdiction in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. In Re LaZaria C.R.H. – Tennessee custody jurisdiction dispute over transfer to Texas LaZaria was born in Tennessee in 2009 to unwed parents.  In 2010, the father established parentage and then petitioned for full custody.  He was awarded.. read more →

Is There a Child Support Calculator in Tennessee?

Yes, in Tennessee the child support calculator is called the “worksheets” and the State of Tennessee has them on its official government website (we have a link to the worksheets below). Every Order Begins with TN’s Child Support Guidelines Every state has guidelines for calculating how much parents should contribute to the support of a.. read more →

Mason to Present at 2014 ABA Family Law Fall Conference in Vermont

Miles Mason, Sr. JD, CPA is speaking at the 2014 Fall Conference of American Bar Association Family Law Section located in Stowe, VT on October 18, 2014.  His topic will be “Understanding Business Tax Returns,” a presentation sponsored by the ABA Family Law Section Child Support Committee. If you haven’t ever attended an ABA Family.. read more →

More Tennessee Working-Age Moms Choosing to Stay-at-Home

Times are changing yet again for Tennessee families. In Memphis and across the country, fewer women with minor children are working outside the home. A recent study shows the number of stay-at-home Moms in 2012 matched that of the mid-1980s for the first time. The Pew Research Center recently released its trend analysis of U.S… read more →

Mom Could Enforce Old Arkansas Child Support Judgment in Tennessee

Tennessee child support law case law summary on child support collection from the Court of Appeals. Carole Hoke Johns v. Sam N. Johns, Jr. – Tennessee divorce child support. Carole Hoke Johns and Sam N. Johns, Jr., were divorced in Arkansas in 1981.  Under the Arkansas court order, the father was to pay $1000 per.. read more →