How is child support calculated in Tennessee?

As a resident of Tennessee who is going through the divorce process, you may need to learn more about child support at some point in the near future.

In 2006, Tennessee made a variety of changes to its child support laws. While many people are familiar with these, some are unsure of how they will impact them.

In the past, only the non-custodial parent's income was considered when calculating child support. However, this changed in 2006, with the implementation of an income share model. This takes into consideration a variety of factors, such as:

  • The income of both parents
  • The amount of time that the child spends with each parent
  • Medical insurance premiums for the child
  • Medical expenses
  • Childcare expenses (such as day care)
  • Other children that each parent is supporting

It doesn't matter if you are set to receive child support payments or make payments, you must be familiar with the calculation used by the court. This will give you a clear idea of what to expect as the process moves forward.

At our law firm, we understand that child support calculations can be complex. This is even more so the case if you first started making or receiving payments before 2006. It's our goal to help our clients understand where they fit in and what's expected of them.

If you are going through divorce and have a child with the other individual, you must understand how child support is calculated. This knowledge will go a long way in helping you get through your divorce without any additional confusion.

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