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Representation And Guidance For Child Support

Last updated on July 9, 2024

When parents separate or divorce, the court may order the noncustodial parent to make child support payments. These payments are for a child’s basic needs as well as for exceptional circumstances such as education and health costs. Parents on either side of a child support case need legal guidance who will fight to get them a favorable support agreement.

At the Forrester & Goodge an Association of Attorneys and Mediators, we work to get people in the Knoxville metropolitan area suitable child support agreements. We have years of legal experience and a record of success for family law clients.

Understanding How Child Support Payment Amounts Are Calculated

In Tennessee, the family court uses child support guidelines and a calculator to decide the total payment. This calculation takes into account the income of both parents, other child support payments, the time the parents spend with a child and other extraordinary factors. We can determine your expected child support payments and show why you may need a modified payment.

The court can consider many factors when determining child support payments, including a child’s:

  • Basic necessities such as clothes and food
  • Standard of living before a divorce or legal separation
  • Health, hospital and dental costs
  • Education expenses and expected college costs
  • Extracurricular or athletic activities fees

Once the court establishes child support, there may not be a change unless there is a large change in a parent’s or a child’s circumstances. Parents should contact our law firm if they lose their income, if their child becomes disabled or if they experience any other significant change in circumstances. We can show the court why you need a child support modification and guide you through the complex legal process.

A Law Firm That Makes Child Support Easy

We can create personalized strategies for every client and will work to get you the optimal outcome for your case. We can discuss the details of your child support case in a free consultation and give you an idea of what you can expect. Set up your free consultation by calling 865-213-1185 or by emailing our law firm.