Dickson, TN asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Tennessee

Q: If a father gives mother money before court order receipt is wrote child support and or dr bill. Does it count or gift?

Unwed father mother took kids we agreed to amount before court papers was filed if that money is paid until court will the courts look at that see it says for child support on the receipts and or dr bill halfed and it not be counted as gift? Have court in February also have got visits and bought clothes gift etc for kids needs. Have receipts

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Leonard Robert Grefseng
Leonard Robert Grefseng
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Columbia, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It is most likely a gift.

The child support order is a court order where the Judge has ordered the father to pay an amount of money, ( in order words, CASH or funds ). The judge did not order the father to buy clothes or pay doctor bills. As a result, unless the Mother just agrees to allow this as a credit, buying clothes or paying doctor bills is NOT complying with the support order.

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