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Every Tennessee divorce, paternity lawsuit, complaint for separate maintenance, annulment and legal separation involving a minor child will raise the issue of child support obligations. Before child support calculations can be made, parents must complete the Tennessee Child Support Worksheets disclosing all of their sources of income. Using the information from the worksheets, along with the Tennessee Child Support Law and Guidelines, your attorneys and judge will establish the amount to be paid from one parent to the other in order to maintain their child or children.
It is our job to help you navigate both the worksheets and the laws and guidelines that go with them. Please don't try and do this on your own, we're here to help.
Child Support is the financial support that is paid from one parent to another to help cover the various costs associated with raising minor children. Tennessee law states that both parents are equally and jointly responsible for their minor child's "care, nurture, welfare, education and support".