Child Support

Mar 20, 2019

Why Would a Court Rule Against Support for a Disabled Child?

By |March 20th, 2019|Child Support|

An interesting case (Woodward v. Woodward) was decided last summer by the Court of Appeals of Tennessee. It illustrates some important points about child support agreements and modifications. We're all familiar with the concept of child support, but what happens when a child has disabilities that will last throughout adulthood and prevent independent living? Joan [...]

Nov 14, 2018

If I Remarry, What Happens to My Alimony and Child Support?

By |November 14th, 2018|Child Support|

If you're divorced and are thinking about remarrying, there are a multitude of practical factors to consider. Among them is the financial implications of remarriage. How will your alimony and/or child support be affected? Whether you are receiving or paying support, ensure you understand the implications first before your next big life change. Alimony and [...]

Sep 21, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions About Tennessee Child Support

By |September 21st, 2017|Child Support|

Determining child custody and calculating the amount of child support that a parent will pay to the other parent can be contentious. Whether the couple was married and is divorcing, or if they are a couple who was never married and they are ending their relationship, the child need financial support from both parents. The [...]

Feb 17, 2016

Should There Be a Connection Between Child Support Payments and Visitation Rights?

By |February 17th, 2016|Child Support, Family Law|

In general, child support and parenting time are two separate issues that are not dependent on each other. A non-custodial parent is customarily the one who is obligated to pay child support to the primary residential parent. If the non-custodial parent has fallen behind on their child support obligation, or if they never pay their [...]

Nov 9, 2015

Income Withholding and Other Consequences for Attempting to Dodge Child Support in Tennessee

By |November 9th, 2015|Child Support, Divorce, Family Law|

When a couple who has a child divorces, and that child lives primarily with one parent, the non-custodial parent will likely be ordered to pay child support, depending on the residential schedule and both parties’ incomes. The child support payment ensures that the child will be able to enjoy a comparable standard of living as [...]

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