October 19, 2022
11:00 am to 1:00 pm CST
Parenting can be challenging, especially when parents are members of different households. The Child Support Program is here to help.
On Wednesday, October 19, 2022. From 11:00 am until 1:00 pm CST, Child Support experts from the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will be online to answer questions about Child Support topics including:
- Services offered by the TDHS
- Case classifications
- The parties involved in child support
- The application processes
If you’re new to child support in Tennessee or have questions about related services, this is a great opportunity to ask an expert.
Who Can Attend?
Parents and residents in Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Sumner, Van Buren, and Warren Counties are invited to register for and get answers during this virtual conversation.
About Services Child Support Services in Tennessee
- The TDHS Child Support Program Offers the following Services:
- Locating Parents for the purpose of obtaining support
- Establishing parentage of a child
- Establishing a child support order
- Enforcement of a child support order
- Working across state lines for intergovernmental cooperation
- Review and adjustment of child support orders
- Courts typically have final authority for deciding the amount of child support to be paid and who will be responsible for making those payments. In jurisdictions that do not use an administrative process, most child support processes that initiate, establish, enforce and modify actions are filed in the courts.
- In Tennessee, child support services and programming may involve a combination of the following parties:
- Custodial parents or guardians
- Non-custodial parents or guardians
- Children under 18
- Private attorneys representing parents, guardians or children
- The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Support Program and/or private agencies under contract with the State.
- The local District Attorney’s Office
- In our state, the Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Support Program is not necessarily involved in every child support case. Many cases are handled by private attorneys or by the parents themselves with no governmental involvement.
More information about Child Support in Tennessee can be found at https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-support-services.html.