Part 1 General Provisions
Part 4 Expedited Process for Support
Part 5 Assignment of Income for Support
Part 7 Enforcement Through License Denial and Revocation
Part 8 Child Support Enforcement Powers of Department
Part 9 Overdue Support
Part 10 Appeals
Part 11 Employment Records
Part 12 Assistance by Other States
Part 13 Social Security Number Records
Part 20 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
Part 21 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – General Provisions
Part 22 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – Jurisdiction
Part 23 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – Civil Provisions of General Application
Part 24 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – Establishment of Support Order
Part 25 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – Enforcement of Order of Another State Without Registration
Part 26 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – Enforcement and Modification of Support Order After Registration
Part 27 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – Determination of Parentage
Part 28 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – Interstate Rendition
Part 29 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act – Miscellaneous Provisions
Part 30 Intercounty Enforcement and Modification
Part 31 Enforcement Without Transfer of Jurisdiction

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 36 > Chapter 5

  • Age of majority: means eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Arrears: means any child support or spousal support associated with a child support order owed under a court or administrative order that is delinquent pursuant to §. See
  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See
  • Child: means a person entitled to support from such person's parents by virtue of such person's minority or who is entitled to support as provided in §. See
  • Child-support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state. See
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the transferor or transferee court, or the clerk of any court who has been designated by either of those courts to collect support payments for such court. See
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the original or registering court, or the clerk of any court who has been designated by either of those courts to collect support payments for such court. See
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of human services. See
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of human services or the commissioner's duly authorized representative. See
  • Court: means , except as provided in §. See
  • Court: means a juvenile, circuit, or chancery court or other court of this state with jurisdiction to enter support or custody orders. See
  • Department: means the department of human services. See
  • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor or other designee. See
  • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor or designee. See
  • Department: means the department of human services or its contractor. See
  • Duty of support: means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse, or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. See
  • Employee: means an individual who is an employee within the meaning of Chapter 24 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, but does not include an employee of a federal or state agency performing intelligence or counterintelligence functions, if the head of that agency has determined that reporting pursuant to the requirements of this part with respect to the employee could endanger the safety of the employee or compromise an ongoing investigation or intelligence mission. See
  • Employer: has the meaning given such term in §. See
  • Filing: means the initiation of judicial action by the completion of a motion or petition seeking to order the alteration of a legal status through the act of sending or bringing the motion or petition to the office of the clerk of the court. See
  • financial institution: means :

    (1) A depository institution, as defined in Section 3(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, codified at 12 U. See

  • financial institution: shall mean :

    (1) A depository institution, as defined in Section 3(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, codified at 12 U. See

  • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Home state: means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as parent for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding the time of filing of a petition or comparable pleading for support and, if a child is less than six (6) months old, the state in which the child lived from birth with any of them. See
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this state. See
  • Income-withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer or other payor of income or debtor, as defined in part 5 of this chapter, to withhold support from the income of the obligor. See
  • Initiating state: means a state from which a proceeding is forwarded or in which a proceeding is filed for forwarding to a responding state under parts 20-29 of this chapter or a law or procedure substantially similar to parts 20-29 of this chapter, the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, or the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act. See
  • Initiating tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in an initiating state. See
  • Issuing county: means the county in which a court issues a support or custody order or that renders a judgment determining parentage or to which a support or custody order has been previously transferred. See
  • Issuing court: means the court that issues a support or custody order or renders a judgment determining parentage or to which a support or custody order has been previously transferred. See
  • Issuing court: means the court that entered the order sought to be enforced in the registering court. See
  • Issuing state: means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or renders a judgment determining parentage. See
  • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal that issues a support order or renders a judgment determining parentage. See
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See
  • License: means a license, certification, registration, permit, approval or other similar document issued to an individual evidencing admission to or granting authority to engage in a profession, trade, occupation, business, or industry, to hunt or fish, or to operate any motor vehicle or other conveyance, but does not include a license to practice law unless the supreme court establishes guidelines pursuant to §. See
  • Licensee: means any individual holding a license, certification, registration, permit, approval, or other similar document evidencing admission to, or granting authority to engage in a profession, trade, occupation, business, or industry, to hunt or fish, or to operate any motor vehicle or other conveyance, but "licensee" does not include an attorney only with respect to the attorney's license to practice law unless the supreme court establishes guidelines pursuant to §. See
  • Licensing authority: means the board, commission, or agency, including the department of safety, that has been established by statute or state regulation to oversee the issuance and regulation of any license. See
  • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Nonrequesting party: means the party against whom a registered order is sought to be enforced. See
  • Not in compliance with an order of support: means that the obligor is five hundred dollars ($500) or more in arrears and the arrears are ninety (90) days or more past due. See
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Obligee: means :

    (A) An individual to whom a duty of support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order has been issued or a judgment determining parentage has been rendered. See

  • Obligee: means an individual or agency to whom a support obligation is owed by an obligor. See
  • Obligor: means an individual, or the estate of a decedent:

    (A) Who owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support. See

  • Obligor: means any individual owing a duty of support. See
  • Obligor: means an individual against whom a support order has been entered. See
  • Order of support: means any judgment or order for the support of dependent children issued by any court of this state or another state, including an order in a final decree of divorce, or any order issued in accordance with an administrative procedure established by state law in this or another state that affords substantial due process and is subject to judicial review. See
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Personal representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Petitioner: means a person or governmental entity seeking to be awarded or to enforce support for a child, or seeking to modify a previous child support order. See
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Referee: means a duly licensed attorney who has been actively engaged in the practice of law for a period of not less than two (2) years appointed by court authority to set and enforce child support, to review the administrative hearing decisions of the department of human services pursuant to §. See
  • Register: means to file a support order or judgment determining parentage in the trial court in the county where the respondent resides or, in Title IV-D child support cases, in the central registry of the department of human services. See
  • Registering court: means the court in which a support order is registered for enforcement only. See
  • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order is registered. See
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Request: means a statement of a requesting party seeking transfer of a custody or child support case to the court of another county. See
  • Requesting party: means custodial parent, non-custodial parent or, in Title IV-D child support cases, the department or its contractor. See
  • Respondent: means a person from whom child support is sought or a person in opposition to modification of prior order. See
  • Responding state: means a state in which a proceeding is filed or to which a proceeding is forwarded for filing from an initiating state under parts 20-29 of this chapter or a law or procedure substantially similar to parts 20-29 of this chapter, the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, or the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act. See
  • Responding tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in a responding state. See
  • Service of process: means the act of bringing or sending notice of the filing of a motion or petition to the attention of the opposing party by delivery of a copy of the motion or pleading to the opposing party. See
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Spousal-support order: means a support order for a spouse or former spouse of the obligor. See
  • State: includes :

    (A) An Indian tribe. See

  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Support enforcement agency: means a public official or agency authorized to seek:

    (A) Enforcement of support orders or laws relating to the duty of support. See

  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, or order, whether temporary, final, or subject to modification, for the benefit of a child, a spouse, or a former spouse, which provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, or reimbursement, and may include related costs and fees, interest, income withholding, attorney's fees, and other relief. See
  • Title IV-D Agency: means the agency designated pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act to provide services to children and families to establish and enforce child support obligations. See
  • Transfer: means the process by which the transferor court, upon request, moves the case to a court where the child resides thereby conferring jurisdiction on the transferee court. See
  • Transferee court: means the court that assumes jurisdiction upon a transfer of a case. See
  • Transferor court: means the court from which a case is transferred to another court. See
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency, or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce, or modify support orders or to determine parentage. See
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105