April 19, 2023
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Parenting can be challenging, especially when parents are members of different households. The Child Support Program at the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is here to help. Our "Parents and Partners Connect" events are a great opportunity for Tennessee parents to get answers about Child Support topics including:
- Services offered by the TDHS
- Case classifications
- The parties involved in child support
- The application processes
More About Child Support Services in Tennessee:
- The TDHS Child Support Program Offers the following Services:
- Locating parents for the purpose of obtaining support
- Establishing the 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
Who is Involved in Child Support Services and Programming?
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 local District Attorney’s Office
- The Tennessee Department of Human
Services (TDHS) Child Support Program and/or private agencies under contract with the State. *Note: 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 on the Child Support Program page.