March 2016 | No. E2014-01919-COA-R3CV, 2016 WL 749560 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016)

Mitchell v. Hall (Tennessee 2016)

A modification of a child support amount due to a child reaching the age of majority is not considered a retroactive modification in a strict sense. While the Court must still make factual findings to support the new amount, generally a parent’s duty to support a child ends when the child reaches the age of majority. In this case, the Court should have set an effective date for the modified amount as of the child’s birthday, not the date of the final hearing, which was held later.

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