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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 30, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Thomas H. Miller, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jeffrey S.

Attorneys 2:

James L. Curtis and Barbara Fisher Henry, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Geneva P.

Judge(s): MCBRAYER

This appeal arises out of a dispute regarding parenting time and child support obligations. After Father’s paternity was established, a magistrate judge named Mother the primary residential parent and granted her 230 days of parenting time. The magistrate judge granted Father 135 days. Father was ordered to pay $156 in monthly child support, plus $50 per month towards his arrearage. After Mother’s request for rehearing, the juvenile court judge conducted a de novo hearing. The juvenile court granted Mother 285 days of parenting time and Father only 80. The juvenile court also set Father’s child support at $331 per month, plus $50 towards his arrearage. Father appeals. We affirm.