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Tennessee Child Support Information

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Amount currently collected via the Tennessee Child Support Enforcement

Total Arrearages Owed $2,877,863,938.00 Total Collected $178,732,866.001
6% of arrearages owed to Tennessee families was collected & distributed.
44% of Tennessee families do not receive their current child support.

Who is in charge of enforcing a child support order?

The Tennessee Child Support services are a part of the Tennessee Department of Human Services. There are DHS offices all across the state that handle the child support enforcement program.

Age of Emancipation

TCA 34-11-102 Emancipation occurs at 18 years of age unless the child is still a full-time high school student. If so, then the emancipation occurs upon graduation or completion of high school.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order

TCA 36-5-103g, effective July 1, 1997, provides that a judgment for child support shall be enforceable without limitation of time.

Interest

Tennessee Code Ann. § 36-5-101 A judgment shall accrue interest from the date of the arrearage at the rate of 12% per year.
1 Data Source: Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement /Annual Reports & Statistics - FY 2013 Preliminary Report