Agreed Child Support Order Not Void in Memphis Child Support Modification: State ex rel. Rogers v. Lewis

Facts: Mother and Father are the unmarried parents of Child. All the way back in 1999, the trial court approved the parties’ agreed order establishing paternity, awarding custody to Mother, ordering Father to pay Child’s birth expenses and medical insurance, and stating that the parties agreed no additional child support should be owed. Despite this […]

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Enforcement Provision in Marital Dissolution Agreement Compels Attorney’s Fee Award in Rhea Co., TN Divorce: Panda v. Panda

Facts: After 26 years of marriage, Husband and Wife divorced. The trial court approved their marital dissolution agreement (MDA) that addressed the division of assets and debt accumulated during the marriage. Among other things, the MDA directed that until the marital residence was sold, Husband and Wife would equally divide the mortgage payment, insurance, and […]

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Trial Court Reversed for Failing to Award Attorney’s Fees in Nashville Child Support Modification: In Re Jasmine G.

Facts: Mother and Father are the unmarried parents of Child. When they separated, Mother was designated the primary residential parent and Father was ordered to pay child support. Six years later, Mother petitioned to modify child support and requested an award of attorney’s fees. Father counter-petitioned for a change of primary custody. After the trial, […]

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Attorney’s Fees Reversed in Nashville, TN Child Support Case: Carter v. Carter

Facts: Father filed a petition to modify child support alleging a decrease in his income. After a hearing, the trial court modified and reduced Father’s child support obligation retroactive to the date he filed his petition to modify. The trial court also ordered Mother to pay $10,000 toward Father’s attorney’s fees and expenses. Mother appealed. […]

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