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Recent Tennessee Child Support Law Court of Appeals Decisions

Authoring Judge: Judge Richard H. Dinkins
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Jim T. Hamilton

Mother of two petitions for a decrease in child support.

Jeannie McFarland (“Mother”) and Brandon Bass (“Father”) were married in August 1997 and divorced by decree entered January 27, 2010; two girls were born of the marriage. The final decree of divorce incorporated an agreed Permanent Parenting Plan in which Father was designated primary residential parent with 209 days of residential parenting time and Mother exercising 156 days of parenting time; Mother was to pay child support of $364.00 per month.

On October 11, 2011, Mother filed a petition to modify the parenting plan in which she proposed, inter alia, to be designated primary residential parent and increase her numberof residential parenting days. Father answered the petition, denying that a material change of circumstance justifying a modification of the plan existed; Father also filed a proposed plan in the event the court determined that there was a material change of circumstance. Court reverses the increase in Mother’s child support obligation; but affirms the trial court judgment in all other respects.

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See the entire Taylor Moore v Taylor opinion

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