The guidelines and laws governing child support in Tennessee are complex and evolving. Whether you were married or not, if you have a child and are not living with the other parent, the likelihood is that child support could be set in your situation.
Most commonly, child support is set in conjunction with parenting plan and custody determinations. However, it is possible to set child support without reaching a custody arrangement.
Presently, child support is determined by a calculator that takes into account the custodial time each parent exercises, the parties’ respective incomes, costs of health insurance and child care, among other factors.
Given these variables, child support should be reevaluated every few years and upon significant changes to income, the birth of new children, or when children turn 18 years old or graduate from high school. You may be entitled to a modification based on these changes.
We understand that child support is stressful and complicated, so contact us to speak with one of our experienced attorneys and let us guide you through this nuanced area of law.