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Representation And Guidance For Child Support

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 Law Office, I work to get people in the Knoxville metropolitan area suitable child support agreements. I 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. I 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

Efficient Counsel For Child Support Modifications

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 my law firm if they lose their income, if their child becomes disabled or if they experience any other significant change in circumstances. I 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

I can create personalized strategies for every client and will work to get you the best possible outcome for your case. I 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 865-457-7900 or by emailing my law firm.