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Child Support

Reference Number: MTAS-2053
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 10, 2017
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A court may assign a municipal employee’s income for child support. Any disciplinary or discharge action against the employee for this reason is prohibited. T.C.A. § 50-2-105(b)(1). Assignment of income by a court for child support or spousal support shall be made according to title 36, chapter 5. If an employer fails to comply with the order, a judgement may be entered against the employer in the same manner as set forth in title 26, chapter 2, part 2.