New Tennessee Child Support Laws

Prior to 2005, Tennessee child support calculations were based on a percentage of the net income of the non-custodial parent, typically the father. Tennessee child support was centered on the “displaced female worker” principle where Mommy got the mine and Daddy got the shaft. Now Tennessee has entered the 21st Century in child support directives, albeit a little bit late. With more moms in the workplace making money, sometimes even more than their estranged or ex-husbands, the Tennessee legislature took on the task of factoring societal changes into the calculation of child support. Tennessee’s child support laws use the “income Read more