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Child support paymentAt Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC, our Jackson child support attorneys represent a wide range of cases, including child support disputes. The goal of Tennessee judges and family courts is to ensure children do not suffer as a result of divorce. They prioritize the well-being of the child when making decisions during the proceeding.

There are significant changes your children will have to go through during a divorce, but this does not mean their lifestyle needs to change entirely. By establishing a child support agreement, we can help see that your children do not experience a diminished quality of life due to lack of financial support.

To arrange a free consultation with our Jackson child support lawyers, contact us now!

How Is Child Support Determined in Tennessee?

Certain state guidelines allow a judge to calculate and assign the amount of support one parent must pay another, typically to the parent with primary custody. As child support lawyers in Clarksville, TN, we represent you and your child's best interests to ensure a fair outcome is reached. We can help you understand the types of factors which will be considered and what type of payments you may be able to expect.

A few factors used to determine the amount of child support include:

  • Cost of daily/regular expenses
  • Health insurance costs
  • Other child support obligations
  • Parent's income/current job
  • Ability to pay child support
  • Education level

Do You Have To Pay Child Support If You Have Joint Custody in TN?

When it comes to joint custody in Tennessee, the higher earning parent typically provides child support to the other parent in order to make sure that the child’s standard of living remains the same.

Child Support Order Enforcement

Child support is a serious matter - it directly affects the well-being of your child. If your ex-spouse was required to pay child support and fails to stick to the terms of the order, you may need to take enforcement actions. Withholding child support payments is illegal, but you cannot take other illegal actions to try to force the other parent to pay. Instead, take action by speaking with a caring child support attorney in Clarksville and Jackson from our team who can assist you.

How Do I Modify Child Support in Tennessee?

Both parents can submit a request for child support modification at any time. However, the parent seeking the modification must prove that there is a significant variance between the existing support figure and the proposed figure.

If there’s been a complete review of the case within two years of the request, the parent seeking the review is required to prove that there has been a major change in circumstances. Examples of relevant changes include:

  • either parent has become legally and financially responsible for an additional child
  • either parent has a significant increase or decrease in income
  • a child supported by the order has become disabled

Contact our Jackson child support attorneys to learn more about the modification process in Tennessee.

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