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As of January 1, 2001, the concept of custody disappeared from most of Tennessee’s law books. This was a direct result of our new parenting plan legislation. As understanding of this law evolves, every judge and family law attorney across the state will for years to come struggle with its interpretation. To many clients dissatisfaction, the exact answer to a particular question may not exist until a Judge rules on the issue.
Child support in Tennessee is based on the Income Shares Model, and the provisions are outlined in the Tennessee child support guidelines. The court may require health insurance coverage for each child of the marriage, with either party to pay all, or each party to pay a pro rata share of, the health care costs not paid by insurance proceeds.
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