TN Dad’s Child Support Reduced After Businesses Fail

Tennessee child support law case law summary on reducing child support from the Court of Appeals. Donald Lester Benedict v. Gretchen Michelle Benedict – Tennessee post divorce child support reduction. Donald and Gretchen Benedict were divorced in 2000, and had two children.  The husband was ordered to pay child support of $3200 per month.  From.. read more →

TN Mom Jailed For Willfully Failing to Pay Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on contempt, enforcement and collection from the Court of Appeals. Daniel Anthony Norfleet v. Audra Ann Norfleet  – Tennessee divorce child support contempt and enforcement. Daniel and Audra Norfleet were divorced in 2007 after agreeing to a marital dissolution agreement.  The father was named as the primary residential.. read more →

TN Dad’s Farm Income Can Be Averaged to Compute Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on income averaging and income determination from the Court of Appeals. State of Tennessee ex rel. Dawn Moss v. William Moss  – Tennessee income averaging for child support income determination Dawn and William Moss had three children when they were divorced in 2008, two sons born in 1993.. read more →

TN Dad Must Pay Child Support After Lost Job from Criminal Act

Tennessee child support law case law summary on imputed income and unemployment from the Court of Appeals. Kimberly Meeks v. Bryant Leo Meeks – Tennessee divorce child support modification. Kimberly and Bryant Meeks were married and divorced when they remarried in 2010.  In 2011, however, they were divorced a second time in Montgomery County, Tennessee. .. read more →

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 →