February 2018 | No. E2016-02535-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2018)

Santee v. Santee (Tennessee 2018)

If a court imputes income to a parent for child support, it must make supportive, consistent findings. In this divorce action, the mother didn’t work during the marriage and stayed at home with the children. The trial court imputed the mother to the income of a medical assistant even though mother would have to attend full-time school for two years to earn this degree. The appellate court found it made no sense to expect mother to attend school and work, both full time, at the same time. The appellate court remanded the case for a new child support calculation.

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