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Posted by: Landry Butler on Apr 28, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

J. Timothy Street, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ola Halim.

Attorneys 2:

Cathy Speers Johnson, Franklin, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tarek G. El-Alayli.

Judge(s): SUSANO

This is a post-divorce child support modification case. Ola Halim filed a petition against her former husband, Tarek G. El-Alayli, seeking an increase in child support based upon a material change in circumstances. The parties’ final divorce decree had incorporated a permanent parenting plan setting child support at $3,000 per month. The day before the hearing on the petition, mother filed a request for relief seeking an upward deviation in child support for the specific needs of one of the children; a special needs trust for that child; and an educational trust for another one of the parties’ children. Following the hearing, the trial court entered an order setting monthly child support at $4,009 and denying mother’s other requests. Mother appeals. We affirm.