Winchester v. Winchester – Case Brief Summary (Tennessee)

In Winchester v. Winchester, 1999 WL 25016 (Tenn. App. 1999), the husband had enrolled in law school and had taken student loans in the amount of $ 20,000 per year to finance his education.

In deciding whether the father's student loans constituted income for purposes of awarding child support, the Court of Appeals observed that while the Tennessee child support statute defines gross income broadly, "student loans are not included in the definition, nor is their status addressed in any Tennessee case law"