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Legal guidance crucial in resolving child support issues

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs a person can have. Every day, parents have the responsibility of providing emotional and physical support to their kids in order to help them grow.

Parenting also involves the ability to financially support and provide for your child. When you are raising your kids separately but with another parent, this form of support is often managed by Tennessee family courts. Because of this, it can be wise to have legal support by your side, no matter what child support issue you may need resolved along the way.

Creating the original child support plan will be your first step. Because this sets the stage for the rest of your arrangement, it will be critical that you do whatever you can to ensure the resulting payment schedule is fair and appropriate.

If, over time, the paying parent falls behind and becomes delinquent, the original order will need to be enforced. This can involve seeking court intervention, contacting local authorities or having a frank conversation with the paying parent about how to get back on track. Legal guidance in any of these environments will be important.

As time goes on, it may become necessary to modify an existing support schedule thanks to events like job loss, illness and others that are significant enough to make the original plan inappropriate. With the help of an attorney, you can petition the courts to seek a reduction or increase in support if necessary.

The attorneys at our firm have helped parents all across Tennessee resolve matters related to child support, whether it involves setting up the initial order or making sure it continues to be enforced years later. If you have questions about any phase of the child support process, please visit our website to learn more about how we may be able to assist you in seeking a fair resolution.