Tennessee Child Support Resources
Additional resources and references for learning more about Tennessee’s child support guidelines and calculation.
Tennessee Child Support Guidelines are “Rules” promulgated by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. These Rules are applied as law by all courts in Tennessee with jurisdiction over child support. The “Income Shares Model” is a phrase describing that under our new child support law (effective January 2005), both parents’ income is considered in determining child support.
Tennessee Child Support Worksheet (PDF) – For use in calculating parents’ child support obligation.
Tennessee Child Support Calculator – This is the link to the State of Tennessee web site with instructions to begin running child support calculations.
Child Support in TN Blogs:
Tennessee Child Support Blog – by Miles Mason, Sr. on WordPress. While this is an excellent resource for some reference, in 2013 we discontinued adding to it. All current updates, analysis, and commentary are now on this site and its Tennessee Family Law Blog.
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