October 2016 | No. W2015-01882-COA-R3-JV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016)

State ex. rel. Rogers v. Lewis (Tennessee 2016)

A child support order is void if it relieves a parent from the obligation to support a child. The original child support order in this case approved an agreement of the parties that the father maintain health insurance or pay for future medical expenses. While no current support was ordered, no provision prohibited a future modification either; therefore, the order was valid. The modified order that that set support retroactive to the child’s date of birth impermissibly modified the original order.

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