We Help Clients Reach The Right Child Support Agreement

As a parent you have the responsibility of financially supporting your child regardless of whether or not you have custodial or visitation rights. In the state of Tennessee, child support payments are typically calculated according to state guidelines. However, deviating from the standard may be possible in certain cases, which is why consulting a child support lawyer may be of great benefit.

At Todd & Dossett, P.C., we represent both single and divorcing parents in matters involving child support. Whether you are seeking an initial support agreement or need to request a child support modification, Stephen Todd, a family law attorney with decades of experience, can help you to reach your outcome goals.

To schedule an initial consultation to discuss issues ranging from payment calculation to matters of child support enforcement, contact Todd & Dossett, P.C, toll free at 866-936-9863.

The Tennessee Child Support Guidelines

The goal of Tennessee child support guidelines is to minimize the economic impact to children whose parents have separated, allowing them to continue to enjoy the same standard of living they are accustomed to. To determine a non-custodial parent's payment amount, the income and expenses of both parents are factored into the equation, as well as the amount of time a child spends with his or her non-custodial parent.

In reality, determining a parent's financial responsibility to his or her child is often much more complex than filling out paperwork and applying the guidelines. Many families face particular circumstances that must be taken into consideration, including:

  • Health insurance and medical care for an ill or special needs child
  • Childcare costs
  • Tuition and educational costs above and beyond what may be considered customary

Put An Experienced Attorney On Your Side

If your situation does not fit the "norm", or you believe your child's other parent inaccurately reported his or her income and expenses, you have a right to take legal action.

Our firm can stand up for you and your child's interests before a judge, helping the judge to see why deviating from the guidelines may be necessary. We can also subpoena employment records, business records or bank statements to prove your child's other parent has a higher level of assets than he or she originally stated.

Solutions Start With An Initial Consultation

To arrange an initial consultation with a knowledgeable child custody lawyer, contact us toll free at 866-936-9863. We are available to meet with you at a time conducive to your schedule.