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Child Support Modification

Nashville Child Support ModificationModification of Child Support Obligation

Child support can be modified if there is a “significant variance.”  The Tennessee Child Support Guidelines provides specific regulations as to what constitutes a “significant variance.”  Basically, a “significant variance” occurs when the income of one parent, or the amount of child support owed, changes by fifteen percent (15%).  The following information is copied from the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines for  your information; however, only a competent Nashville Child Support Lawyer can properly advise you on the correct amount of child support, and if a “significant variance” exists.

Definition of Significant Variance

A “significant variance” is defined in the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines as follows:

1. At least a fifteen percent (15%) change in the gross income of the parent paying child support; and/or
2. A change in the number of children for whom the parent paying child support is legally responsible and
actually supporting; and/or
3. A child supported by the court order becomes disabled; and/or
4. The parties voluntarily entering into an agreed order to modify support in
compliance with the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines, and submitting completed worksheets with the
agreed order; and
5. At least a fifteen percent (15%) difference between the amount of the current support order and the proposed amount of the obligor parent’s pro rata share of the base child support obligation if the current support is one hundred dollars ($100) or greater per month and at least fifteen dollars ($15) if the current support is less than one hundred dollars ($100) per month; or
6. At least a seven and one-half percent (7.5% or 0.075) change between the amount of the current support order and the amount of the obligor parent’s pro rata share of the base child support obligation if the tribunal determines that the Adjusted Gross Incomeof the parent seeking modification qualifies that parent as a low-income provider.
Turner Law Offices, P.C. has over 20 years experience representing people seeking to modify child support obligations.  Our team of child support lawyers know the ins and outs of the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines.  Call today to set an appointment to speak with a child support lawyer!

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