November 2016 | No. M2016-00534-COA-R3-JV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016)

In re Lucius H. (Tennessee 2016)

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which governs commerical contracts and transactions, does not apply to paternity actions. In this case, the parent admitted paternity, but cited the UCC in support of his argument that he did not agree to the birth of the child and should not be liable for support. Once paternity is established, the parent is obligated to support the child. The support in the case was figured using the worksheets submitted by the parties, and the amount was appropriate.

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