Child support is a major consideration for parents who divorce, and also for many unmarried parents. If you will pay support, it is essential to ensure that the facts and numbers used to set the amount are accurate. You also need a strong sense of what that amount will be, so that you can plan accordingly. If you will receive child support, our lawyers can assist you in securing a fair order and also if you need help with a modification or enforcement down the road.
Protecting Parents' Financial Interests: Initial Orders, Modifications and Disputes
Every aspect of a divorce with children — or a paternity dispute — is stressful and laden with worry about the future. You need a knowledgeable attorney who will monitor the details carefully for protection of your financial interests. Consider that:
- Although initial child support determinations are guideline- and formula-based, the calculations required are complex and must be based on accurate data regarding the payer's net income and other factors.
- Tennessee law provides for various deviations from child support guidelines. Such deviations may address health insurance costs, children's extraordinary expenses or certain other matters — and the order in your case may also be increased if the person paying support earns a relatively high income.
- Child support is subject to modification when parents undergo significant, relevant changes in circumstances. It can also be extended beyond the age of 18 under certain conditions.
Get the Direct, Reliable Child Support Guidance You Need
At Rogers, Kamm & Shea in Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee, we work rigorously to help clients obtain fair, accurate child support orders initially and to obtain support modifications when circumstances change. As a go-to firm for prominent, high-income individuals throughout Middle Tennessee, we have an in-depth understanding of complex child support issues that often arise in high-asset divorce and paternity cases.
If you are divorcing with children or have other concerns that involve child support, we are here to help. Call 888-521-9952 or reach out to our formidable family team online to request a helpful, informative consultation.