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How can I find my child's other parent?

If you and your child's other parent aren't married and/or they are not contributing to the child's support, you have the right to seek child support payments. That, however, can be easier said than done if you do not know the other parent's whereabouts. But that does not mean that the door to support remains closed to you. In fact, you owe it to your child to seek support so that you can provide for your child the best life that you can.

Can parents use child support for their personal lifestyle?

It is impossible to overstate how wrong it is to use funds meant solely for child support to cover a parent's personal luxuries or even their own needs. Child support is specifically for the children of divorce, and no other use of these funds is permitted.

Child support during incarceration in Tennessee

Regardless of which side of the prison bars a parent is on, incarceration leads to huge child support problems for Tennessee families. If a noncustodial parent ends up in prison, it is a good bet that he or she will not be able to pay child support. This means three major things:

Does support continue for an adult child in college?

Child support through college is a complicated issue in the realm of family law. The complexity arises because in most states, including Tennessee, a child 18-years-old or older is a legal adult. At this point in the life of a child of divorce, the noncustodial parent is typically relieved of his or her legal obligation to support the child.

Should we talk to our kids about child support?

Surprisingly, parents in Tennessee rarely talk to their kids about child support during or after divorce. It can be a difficult subject to broach in some cases. Often, parents simply do not think about starting such a conversation. Because child support has a direct affect on children of divorce, they deserve to know more about the process. They may also benefit from knowing why support is necessary.

How do Tennessee courts collect unpaid child support?

Despite receiving a court order to make child support payments, some parents still do not step up financially. There are many reasons child support goes unpaid, some of them valid and easy to understand. However, no reason absolves a parent of his or her duty to pay for the care and support of a child.

Family law attorneys and child support issues

To put it mildly, it is a challenge to provide for the children of today's modern world. Expenses are high and children have many basic needs that you must address. As a family-operated law firm, we understand the financial issues associated with raising children in Tennessee on both a professional and personal level.

There are many things to consider when it comes to child support

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.

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