Child Support

Child Support in Tennessee

Establishing Child Support ∙ Modifying Child Support Child Support Enforcement

The law in Tennessee — and in every state — requires both parents to bear financial responsibility for their children. This is true whether the parents are married and then divorce, or whether they never marry in the first place. (Get more information about child support for unmarried parents on our Juvenile Court & Paternity Cases page.)

How Is Child Support Calculated?

The law is also straightforward about how child support amounts are calculated. Tennessee's child support guidelines calculate child support amounts based on the gross income of both parents. Then, deductions are made for items like medical insurance, day care costs and costs associated with other children.

Legal Advice Regarding Child Support Issues

Even though Tennessee's child support guidelines are meant to be straightforward so that there is less conflict about child support amounts, parents often get into fights over child support.

If you are going through a divorce, then establishing child support will be part of the divorce process. However, if you are an unmarried parent, or if you need legal help with obtaining child support after the divorce decree is finalized, then you should also seek legal advice.

The Law Office of Charles Rich handles child support disputes of all kinds:

Our law office is led by Memphis attorney Charles Rich, who has been practicing family law in Memphis for more than 30 years. Mr. Rich personally handles every aspect of each client's case, so that every person we represent gets the full benefit of his decades of experience using the legal system to resolve family-related disputes.

Free Consultations and Reasonable Legal Fees

We offer all new clients a free initial consultation in a confidential and respectful setting. At our first meeting, we will learn about your specific concerns, give you some information about your various legal options, and make a plan of action.

We take pride in our tradition of offering high-quality legal services in a friendly setting and at reasonable rates.

To schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer, call us at 901-323-0890 or send us an e-mail.