Can You Make Too Much Money to Get Child Support?
Over the years, we have answered plenty of questions about how child support is determined when the non-residential parent has a substantial income. But what if you are the one who makes the money, and your child resides with you 50% of the time or more? Can a primary residential parent make too much money…Read More
Do I Have to Pay Child Support if My Ex Says They Don’t Want It?
As parents, we want what is best for our child. Even after a divorce, and we’re on our own, we still want our child to thrive and flourish. For nearly half a decade, child support laws have been in place just to help with that matter. No one wants to see a child suffer because…Read More
Should I Stop Paying Child Support If I Find Out I’m Not the Father?
Starting a family is one of the greatest joys in life. Being with someone you love, and bringing up a child together is meant to be a fulfilling if challenging experience, full of reward. However, even if you have a child with your significant other, it may not mean a happy family. Sometimes, separation and…Read More
Enforcing Child Support in Tennessee
When things don’t work out between two people, it can be a messy situation. That situation only gets messier and more complicated if children are involved, as now several additional factors must be considered throughout your divorce. Not only are you separating your life from this other person, but both of you must work out…Read More
How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child?
Raising a child costs a fortune, doesn’t it? Every child needs a home, food, and clothing, of course. There are medical bills, education bills, and bills to ensure your child has a social life. But young kids grow out of clothes and shoes fast, and older kids who play sports for a league or even…Read More
Handling Child Support in Tennessee
Child support, in general, is never easy. All those guidelines and what-if’s and legal battles are exhausting and complicated, and probably the last thing you need. Although the guidelines for child support are mostly formulaic, there are certain situations and exceptions of which you should be aware. What are the normal child support guidelines? Tennessee…Read More
Can My Social Media Accounts Affect My Child Custody Case?
Social media posts, comments, likes, and shares have gotten a lot of people in trouble with their places of employment, at school, and even at home. Let’s face it; social media can be good, but it can also be a hindrance when it comes to dealing with a child custody case in Tennessee. If you…Read More
Will Delinquent Child Support Payments Affect My Credit Score?
A story in Yahoo Finance reports that having unpaid child support on your record can have a “substantial, negative” impact on your credit score, which can lead to higher interest rates or being declined for a loan as long as the delinquent child support payments remain on your credit history. Creditcards.com reports that there are…Read More
A Lot More Goes into Computing Child Support than You Might Think
Even under the best of circumstances, child support can be an… issue. Of course you want what’s best for your child, and of course you don’t begrudge your child anything – but does your ex-spouse really need all that money for school supplies and doctors’ co-pays? I get it, I do. In my time as…Read More
Finding a Way to Fight Fairly in a High Conflict Divorce
Divorce in general is often a complicated process that attempts to dissolve the physical and financial bonds that once held a couple together. In the process, emotional bonds can also often shattered. When the stakes are high, you might be shocked at how contentious and volatile a divorce can become. Whether the dispute is about…Read More