Getting a divorce is often overwhelming despite the support our family and friends offer. Getting a divorce with dependent children makes the event even more traumatic. The good news is that it will be over one day, leaving all involved free to make a fresh start.
Even though there is a light at the end of the tunnel, you and your spouse must deal with issues involving your children before that time comes. Child support is one of these issues and it is a big one.
Many divorcing couples in Tennessee are tempted to rush through the process of negotiating child support in order to put an end to the legal side of divorce.
As family law attorneys, we want to caution all of our readers not to give in to this temptation. Finding the right child support agreement is too important to hurry through.
After all, this agreement will affect your children in many ways and likely for many years. It is much better to consider these issues carefully in the present so that you are not blindsided by unforeseen issues in the future.
We know that it can be difficult for parents to think about so many things in the middle of divorce. One of the most valuable services a lawyer provides is helping you anticipate your children’s future and taking steps to secure it before your divorce is finished. For example, a lawyer can help you address the educational or medical needs your children may experience in future years.
The main point we hope to make is that it is never too early or too late to think of your child’s needs and negotiate your child support agreement accordingly. Our family law web pages can provide you with additional information.