If you find yourself in a dispute over the interpretation of a certain provision within Tennessee Child Support Guidelines, an additional argument you may consider is that your interpretation of the Guidelines is more consistent with the stated goals of the Guidelines, which are listed in Rule 1240-2-4-.01, as follows:
Definitions in Tennessee Child Support Guidelines by Memphis Family Lawyer Miles Mason
As with any legal dispute, definitions can have a huge impact on interpretations of contested provisions. For example, see “Days,” below. What a “Day” means impacts both child support calculations and relocation cases when determining how many “days” a parent enjoys residential time.
If you find yourself scratching your head about the application of a particular part of the Guidelines to your particular situation, remember to revisit the definitions. The answer may be there. Continue reading