Help For Chattanooga Families With Child Support Issues

Is your divorce is being delayed by a disagreement over a calculation of child support? Do you feel you are paying too much or receiving too little child support? Are you a birth mother seeking to establish paternity for purposes of collecting child support? Are you an unmarried father who wants to financially support your child and increase visitation rights?

If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you can benefit from the skilled assistance of an experienced family law attorney.

Experience You Can Count On ~ Help You Can Trust

At the Helton Law Firm, PLLC, in Chattanooga, our lawyer applies more than 25 years of experience to protecting child support claims for mothers and fathers. We believe deeply in a child's need to receive the necessities of life after your divorce, not only financially but in custody and visitation matters as well.

You may want to establish your right to receive child support or enforce a co-parent's obligation to pay it. You may want to modify child support responsibilities because of changed circumstances, such as the loss of a job, job demotion or job transfer.

Our guidance throughout the family law and divorce process is based on the concept of "the best interests of the child," and attorney Helton is an aggressive advocate when it comes to creating proactive solutions that will help to prevent future difficulties.

What Are The Rules Regarding Child Support In Tennessee?

Basic child support obligations in Tennessee are calculated from formulas provided under state child support guidelines. These guidelines are designed to minimize the economic impact to children when parents live apart, and to let each child share in the higher standard of living enjoyed by his or her parents.

Child support obligations of the noncustodial parent are determined from the incomes and expenses of both parents. The noncustodial parent's payment is calculated according to the number of days in a year over the number 92 that the child stays overnight with that parent. If the number of overnights is less than 68 annually, child support payment can be increased.

At Helton Law Firm, PLLC, we will help you:

  • Calculate accurate income and expense figures for a parent who is self-employed or who is an independent contractor
  • Identify or review hardship claims of an elderly parent, the care of other children or the parent's own medical condition
  • Assess payments for a child's special needs, such as private school costs or medical treatment not covered by insurance
  • Review modifications of child support due to substantially changed circumstances, such as a change in income of 15 percent or more

Chattanooga Child Support Attorney ~ 25 Years Of Experience

To schedule your free initial consultation today, send us an email or call us toll free at 866-577-4339 or locally at 423-825-9725. You are under no obligation to hire our firm. Just don't go without the help you need to secure your children's financial future.