Abraham v. Abraham (Tennessee 2020)
A request for an upward deviation for extracurricular activities is discretionary. A parent must support the request with evidence of the expenses. This post-divorce action came before the court on several grounds. Specific to child support, the mother requested an upward deviation in child support for the children’s extracurricular activities. The trial court denied the request, stating that the mother failed to provide proof of the expenses. The mother appealed. The appellate court affirmed the trial court order. It found no evidence in the record to support the mother’s request. The appellate court found the trial court properly followed the guidelines to set support and was within its discretion to deny the request for a deviation.