Child Support

Child Support

Parents of minor children share an equal responsibility in the care and financial maintenance of their children.


Support can be through direct monetary payments, or through indirect means such as mortgage payments, tuition costs, insurance, or medical and dental expenses.

An award of child support in Tennessee is based upon the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines and involves a complex analysis of such facts including income, earning capacity, cost of health insurance, parenting time and child care expenses.

Parents of minor children share an equal responsibility in the care and financial maintenance of their children, and continued support is often based on their future needs and your financial capabilities. The State of Tennessee has Child Support Guidelines that require the Court to consider both parents’ gross income, the number of days each parent has with the child and the expenses of medical insurance, work related child care and recurring medical expenses when setting child support.