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The Tennessee Child Support Guidelines can be one of the most confusing aspects of a separation or divorce, and even when spouses are working together to create a peaceful transition, debate over child support might still be an issue. Child support may also arise in the context of where the parents were never married.

Working with an attorney who understands child support guidelines and laws is one of the best ways to avoid contention over support payments. Not only will an attorney explain the laws regarding child support, he or she will ensure your rights are protected and your child receives what he or she deserves – or that you are made to pay only what you are legally obligated to pay.

Calculating Child Support

Child support guidelines are based on numerous factors including a parent’s earnings and the number of children in a family. Sometimes there is flexibility in certain situations – another important reason to work with an experienced attorney.

Every situation is unique and questions often arise, even under the most basic circumstances. Child support can be a straightforward issue, but there are circumstances in which determining child support payments is difficult or confusing. Having an attorney on your side to walk you through the child support process puts your mind at ease and allows you to focus on other issues related to your divorce.

As an attorney who has worked with families from all walks of life, my goal is to help you through this challenging time and ensure your child’s well-being is protected. Child support issues often arise because the amount of money a parent makes is a point of contention. The formula for calculating child support might be simple, but upon what number those calculations are based might not be agreed upon by a child’s parents.

For instance, if you or your spouse is…

  • Self-employed
  • Receiving a significant amount of investment income
  • Paid in cash
  • Paid in amounts that fluctuate from month to month
  • Paid in any non-traditional ways…

… Disputes can arise.

If you have questions about child support, concerning your obligations or what your child deserves, we can help. Contact The Law Office of Brion L. Gardner 615.556.1827.