Tennessee child support law on proration of child support in Tennessee family law from the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Sarah Avalon Myatt Clinard (Brown) vs. James Edward Clinard – Tennessee child support law – proration as children grow up
With three children in common, Sarah Clinard Brown and James Edward Clinard were divorced in 1969. The Mother was awarded custody, and the Father was directed to pay $60 per week as child support. Less than a year later, the Father began paying $25 per week, prorated for a child having turned 18. The Mother accepted this $25 per week for 15-years, until the youngest child turned 18-years of age. No court cases were filed during the entire of the children’s minority.
Then, in 1993, eight years after the youngest child was emancipated, the Mother filed a petition to reduce child support arrearages to a judgment, interest, and for contempt. The Father conceded he owed arrears, but disputed the amount. Continue reading