A minor child, i.e. a child under the age of 18, is entitled to receive support from BOTH parents!! When parents are living together, each chips in and supports their children. However, in the event of a divorce or paternity case, a lawyer is required to go to court to get child support set. The process of getting child support is simple for a competent Nashville child support lawyer. In the case of a divorce, child support is set when the divorce is filed. When the parents are not married, a parentage action must be filed to 1) get parentage testing to prove the biological father and 2) set child support in accordance with the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines. Child support is set using the Tennessee Child Support Calculator.
Child Support is based on the following information:
Additionally, if either parent has other children, credits are applied to the basic child support obligation. There are no other factors in determining how much child support must be paid!
Only an experienced Child Support Lawyer can accurately determine the correct amount of child support. The information that does into the Child Support Worksheet must be accurate, and the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines contains a lot of regulations relating to the information put into the Child Support Worksheet. With that in mind, you can estimate the amount of child support with the Tennessee Child Support Calculator.
Turner Law Offices, P.C. has over 20 years handling family law matters in the Middle Tennessee area. Call our offices to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our child support attorneys to accurately calculate child support!