FAQs About Child Support In Tennessee

In Tennessee, the courts consider factors these factors in child support determinations:

  • The number of children
  • The amount of time each parent spends with the child
  • Incomes of both parents
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Cost of daycare, if any
  • The amount of financial responsibility of each individual for other children

How Does Child Support Work If We Have Shared Custody?

Even in cases where a child or children spend equal amount of time with each parent, there could be child support due. Income and expenses for the child are taken into account when determining child support. An attorney can help you determine if the order is fair.

What Factors Does The Court Consider For A Child Support Modification?

In Tennessee, there must be a 15 percent variance in the difference of income for a judge to consider a variance in support. They will also consider the number of children supported by an individual.

What Is A Contempt Petition For Child Support?

A motion for contempt can be filed if an individual fails to pay child support. The motion asks that a person adhere to a previous child support order by the court.

For More Answers, Call The Law Office Of Joseph H. White, Jr.

For flexible appointment times and flat fees for certain cases, contact The Law Office of Joseph H. White, Jr., at 865-643-8209. You also may send the firm an email to get a free consultation with a Knoxville child support lawyer. Mr. White represents individuals in Knox County and the surrounding areas.