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Child Support Extended for Severely Disabled Adult Child

In an earlier post, I described how child support can be extended indefinitely for an adult child who became severely disabled before the age of 18.  I lamented that Tennessee law does not give us a definition of “severely disabled”, or any guidance whatsoever in the determination ... read more...

How to Know if Your Adult Child with Disabilities Needs a Conservatorship

In Tennessee, a person who reaches the age of 18 is presumed to be legally competent, regardless how mild or severe their disability may be. This can cause problems for parents who are used to managing their child's affairs. How do you know if a conservatorship might be right for your child? read more...

Child Custody and Divorce

Cases involving custody are often the most heated, time consuming, and most expensive cases in the Family Court. Very often, the court finds itself trying to decide between two people who love their kids and want what's best for the children. How does the court do this? read more...

How is Child Support Calculated?

Gone are the days when child support payments were calculated by simply taking a percentage of the payer's income. Tennessee (like many states) has adopted the "income shares" model for calculating child support payments. The process has become so complicated that Tennessee provides a ... read more...

Child Support for Adult Children with Disabilities, Part 2

3 September, 2009 by Lawrence in Children with Special Needs
A brief look at extending the child support obligation for children with severe disabilities. read more...

Child Support for Adult Children with Disabilities, Part 1

Part 1 of a look at how child support can continue after the child has reached the age of 18. read more...