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Acceptable reasons for modification of child support order

A child support order is handed down by the court in cases involving child custody. One parent will usually be required to pay the other parent support in varying forms. The amount determined by the court will be done so based on a variety of factors including age of the child, income of both parents and other pertinent details. However, there are reasons that the order can be modified positively or negatively.

Shining a light on the child support hearing

Child support is an important issue to discuss between parents. Many parents can come to an agreement on support without the need to go before a judge. There are plenty of other parents who need to attend a hearing to have child support determined. If you are in this last group, you'll want to know what to expect in a child support hearing in Seymour, Tennessee.

New divorce forms released by Tennessee Supreme Court

New divorce forms have been released by the Tennessee Supreme Court that make it more affordable for families with children to file for divorce. The forms were put into effect back on July 1. They allow families with children that meet specific requirements to file for divorce without much hassle.

How can you minimize the amount of child support you pay?

Nobody wants to take money away from a child who needs it, but you also don't want to be stuck paying an unreasonable amount of support simply because you didn't understand the basics of Tennessee's rules on child support and went into negotiations without a plan.

Child support and summer camp

There's a mistaken belief among a lot of newly divorced parents that child support is only supposed to cover the basics that a child needs -- which means those parents could be in for a seriously unpleasant surprise when their ex-spouse asks the court to order a temporary increase in support to pay for summer camp (or something similar) this year.

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