February 2017 | No. E2016-00628-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017)

Howell v. Smithwick (Tennessee 2017)

Income withholding is mandatory in child support cases unless the court specifically finds good cause or approves an agreement between the parents for an alternative payment arrangement. In this case, the modified child support order did not provide for income withholding, and the mother appealed. The appellate court found the modified order lacked either requirement that would exempt the father from income withholding. The court remanded the case for additional proceedings.

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