Parents and Partners Connect - March 21, 2024

A virtual question and answer session with Child Support professionals from the Tennessee Department of Human Services
March 21, 2024, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm CST


March 21, 2024

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm CST


Virtual Event


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The Child Support Program at the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is here to help parents who are navigating the challenge of parenting from different households. Join us for the next "Parents and Partners Connect" event. These online sessions are an 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
  • Problem-solving

This session will also focus on emancipation. 

If you’re new to child support in Tennessee or have questions about related services, this is a great opportunity to ask questions with experts.

More About Child Support Services in Tennessee

  • The TDHS Child Support Program Offers the following Services:
  • Locating parents to obtain 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?

Courts often decide 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
  • Employers

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Support Program and/or private agencies under contract
with the State. *Note: 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 on the Child Support Program page.