Coming up with an agreeable child support amount to be paid each month is one of the most crucial aspects of any divorce involving two parents. It is also an area that can lead to the most heated of arguments or legal contests. If you need professional assistance in creating an amicable child support agreement, either as the parent who will be paying or the parent who will be receiving money, Henderson, Raque, and Cain are here to help.
It is understandably difficult to deal with all the aspects of a divorce at once, but child support is not one you should put off for long. Call (615) 933-2789 today to start working with our Murfreesboro divorce lawyers.
As the name implies, child support orders are there to keep your child happy and healthy after your divorce. Raising a child can be quite expensive and it is generally much easier to do so with the incomes of two parents. By mandating one parent pay the other each month, the court can effectively recombine incomes for the child’s benefit.
Every child support order will be different from the next, just as it is from one divorce to another. As a general rule, though, you can expect that the parent who wins primary child custody will receive some amount from the other. Exceptions may apply, such as when the primary custodial parent has a regular income that is significantly larger than the other.
Tennessee law states that each parent has a legal duty to financially support their child until that child turns 18, or no longer requires dependency due to a physical or mental impairment that has improved. In order to let you, your child, and your ex-spouse rest comfortably for years to come, it is beneficial to set a child support amount that works the first time. The goal of our Murfreesboro child support attorneys is to set you up for success, protect your best interests, and complete your case with as few delays and obstacles in your way as possible.
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