Tennessee Child Support Laws | Chapter 1240-2-4 DHS Rules

In Tennessee, the legislature directed the Department of Human Services (DHS) to set forth the parameters and conditions for issuing child support orders, by promulgating the income shares guidelines that are set forth below.  The guidelines are based on the income of each of the parents and the costs of raising a child. The guidelines are to be used in any Tennessee order establishing or modifying child support obligations.

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