Private School Tuition Disputed in Chattanooga, Tennessee Child-Support Case: Pua-Vines v. Vines

Facts: Mother and Father are the divorced parents of two daughters. Their parenting plan provides for joint decision-making authority and says: The parties shall each pay one-half (50%) of all private school tuition, school supplies, fees, extracurricular expenses, school trips, sports activities, graduation expenses, and any and all other school or extracurricular expenses incurred on […]

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Voluntary Agreement to Pay Private School Tuition Is Modifiable in Chattanooga, TN Child Support Dispute: Ghorashi-Bjaestani v. Bajestani

Facts: When Husband and Wife divorced in 2009, the court entered their agreed parenting plan which provided that Husband agreed to pay the children’s private school expenses through 12th grade. In 2015, Husband petitioned to modify the parenting plan because, he argued, there had been a material change in circumstances regarding his obligation to pay […]

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Deviation from Tennessee Child Support Guidelines for Private School Tuition: In re Andrea A.R.

Facts: Mother and Father are the never-married parents of Child. After separating several years after Child’s birth, the trial court established paternity, a residential co-parenting schedule, and Father’s child support obligation. The trial court also ordered Father to pay Child’s private school tuition, which would be a deviation in the child support worksheets and would be […]

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