Child support issues can arise in different circumstances involving married and unmarried parents. The Law Office of James M. Marshall has experience in dealings with child support issues and can offer legal advice regarding establishing child support in a divorce or paternity action, enforcement of a current child support order, or modification of a child support order.
Child Support in Tennessee is calculated on a formula basis, taking into account both parents’ incomes, the number of days each parent has the child, as well as other factors such as the cost of health insurance, educational expenses, extra-curricular activities and work-related child care expenses which might affect the amount of child support that should be paid pursuant to the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines. At the Law Office of James M. Marshall, we examine all of these factors that influence this determination and assist our clients in making decisions that support a positive future for you and your children.
In Tennessee, the courts will consider a modification of a child support order where there is a significant variance between the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines and the current child support order. There are several factors that may create a significant variance justifying a modification of a child support order. Those factors might include: