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Parenting Plans

The Tennessee Parenting Plan law went into effect on January 1, 2001. The concepts of “custody” and “visitation” are replaced with the concept of “parenting responsibilities.” A parenting plan hopes to alleviate hostility and encourage parents to work together in the best interests of their children. A parenting plan outlines who will make the major decisions, including education, religion, and medical care and also provides the way parents will resolve future issues regarding their children.

Ideally, a parenting plan is developed by agreement between you and your spouse either with or without the assistance of a mediator. If you and your spouse cannot agree on a parenting plan, then the Court, after a trial, will decide on a parenting plan.

The parenting plan law requires the use of standardized forms that require outlined specific times for parenting time and other provisions subject to certain modifications. To view and download a copy of the parenting plan form click here.


Child Support

Child support is calculated based on the time a child spends with each parent under the parenting plan, each parent’s income, which parent provides health insurance and pays medical bills, and other relevant factors. Information and a child support calculator can be found at the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services webstie. Click here for additional information.

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