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If one parent has a trust fund, is this counted as income towards

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If one parent has a trust fund, is this counted as income towards child support calculation
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lady Themis replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for your question.


Yes, for purposes of child support, gross income of a parent includes all income from any source, whether earned or unearned, and specifically includes income received from a trust. Section 1240-2-4-.04(3)(a)(xi) of the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines. Therefore, the income she receives from the trust should be used in any child support calculations made.


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