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    Default Child Support in Tennessee

    My question involves child support in the State of: Tennessee

    My boyfriends daughter will be 18 in March 2010. He and the mother had an agreement that he would help with expenses when needed. He also has an older son by the same woman. He was paying child support on his son when their daughter was born so it's not like he refused.
    Now 17 years later he was summoned to court for child support. They want to go back 16 years. Is there anyway around this back child support? We are consulting with a lawyer but apparently this doesn't happen alot where a woman decides after 17 years to seek child support.
    Facts: He has had his daughter on health insurance since day 1
    Anytime she has needed anything he gave it(no receipt)
    He and the mother commuted regular untill this came about
    He has worked the same job for 27 years and child support 17 years ago would not be nearly as bad as child support now(with economy and he works in automotive).
    Hope this wasn't too long and any advice is much needed. God Bless.

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    Default Re: Child Support in Tennessee

    Where no prior support order has been issued, Tennessee permits retroactive support to be awarded. It may be possible to convince a court to deviate from the guidelines, and consulting a lawyer is a good idea. Meanwhile, find whatever proof of payment you can, including evidence of any financial support (e.g., canceled checks) and proof that the child was on the father's insurance.

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    Default Re: Child Support in Tennessee

    He has proof of insurance. The mother acknowledged the agreement between the two of them at the hearing. She said she's asking for support now cause 'things got slow'.
    Thank you for your response.

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