Child Support Lawyers in Memphis, TN
We have helped countless clients establish child custody arrangements, and child support agreements. We have also helped many people in disputes regarding children and child support after a divorce or breakup of unmarried parents. Often, our clients come to us with the following question: How is child support determined in Tennessee? We can answer this question in much greater detail when you contact us, but here is some important information the court will ask when determining support payments:
- What is the income of both parties?
- How many days per year does each parent have the child?
- Who pays for health insurance and what are the costs?
- Who pays for daycare and what are the costs?
- Does either parent have other children from outside this relationship?
After answering these questions, a Tennessee child support calculator will be used to determine the amount of child support to be paid by one of the parents. Though rare, a Tennessee judge may deviate from the child support calculation. Davis & Greene can advise you if your situation warrants a deviation. Contact us for answers to your Memphis child support questions. For more information about the calculator visit http://www.tn.gov/humanservices/article/child-support-guidelines-downloads.
Many of our clients come to us with questions about child support when their life circumstances have changed. We have helped many clients establish child support during their initial divorce or break-up but we have also helped when parents need us after their break-up and in many other circumstances:
- Post-divorce modification: Child support payments may have been established when the amount of income was very different for either parent. One parent may have re-married, gotten a new job or lost their job. Contact Davis & Greene if you are facing a situation like this.
- Paternity disputes: Unmarried parents may have a dispute about paternity. Perhaps your ex says you are not the father so you have no right to child custody. Or, maybe you do not believe you are the father and should not have to pay child support.
A child support order may only be changed if there is a significant variance between the current order of child support and the proposed new order of child support. This means the new order must be at least 15% percent higher or lower than the current order to be changed.
Whatever circumstance you face, contact us for a free consultation.