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Fair and Accurate Child Support Calculations in Jackson, TN

Close up of a hand holding a credit card in one hand and typing on a laptop with the other.At 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 support 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 online or give us a call at (731) 256-0023 today!

Determining Child Support 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 child 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

Child Support Order Enforcement in TN

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 family law attorney in Clarksville and Jackson from our team who can assist you.

Enforcing Child Support Orders

At Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC, we understand that receiving the child support you are entitled to is crucial for the well-being of your child. Unfortunately, not all parents fulfill their financial obligations, leaving you struggling to provide for your child's needs. Our dedicated team of Jackson child support lawyers is here to help you enforce child support orders and ensure that you receive the financial support your child deserves.

Enforcing child support orders involves:

  • Filing a motion for contempt: If the noncustodial parent fails to make child support payments as ordered by the court, we can file a motion for contempt to hold them accountable for their actions.
  • Wage garnishment: In cases where the noncustodial parent consistently fails to make payments, we can work with the court to garnish their wages, ensuring that child support payments are automatically deducted from their paycheck.
  • Asset seizure: If the noncustodial parent has significant assets, we can explore the option of seizing their assets to satisfy unpaid child support obligations.
  • License suspension: In some cases, we can request the suspension of the noncustodial parent's driver's license, professional license, or other licenses until they fulfill their child support obligations.

Our experienced child support attorneys will guide you through the enforcement process, advocating for your rights and the best interests of your child. We will work tirelessly to ensure that the noncustodial parent fulfills their financial responsibilities, providing you with the support you need to give your child a stable and secure future.

Can You Sue for Back Child Support in TN?

Yes, you can sue for back child support in Tennessee, but there are some limitations. A custodial parent can request back child support up to five years before the filing date, but the court may make exceptions. Depending on particular circumstances and the family court judge's determination, the court may award less or more than five years of child support arrears.

Child Support Modification 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.

Enforcing Child Support Orders

At Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC, we understand the importance of ensuring that child support orders are enforced to provide for the needs of children. Our experienced Jackson child support attorneys can assist you in enforcing child support orders through legal means to ensure that your children receive the financial support they deserve.

Some of the ways we can help with enforcing child support orders include:

  • Filing contempt actions against non-compliant parents
  • Working with the Tennessee Department of Human Services to enforce orders
  • Modifying child support orders when circumstances change
  • Assisting with wage garnishments and other enforcement methods

Our team is dedicated to advocating for the best interests of children and ensuring that child support orders are upheld. today for assistance with enforcing child support orders in Jackson, TN.

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