The calculation of child support in Tennessee is based upon the Income Shares Model. The Income Shares Model requires that a number of factors be taken into account. In addition, in determining the factors to be considered in the calculations, specific Tennessee Regulations exist which mandate the way the child support is to be calculated.
Experience with the factors, and the application of the factors that must be utilized in establishing support is required. Child support, once set, even if set improperly, is difficult to change. This means that the initial calculations must be correct. Payment of the appropriate support is critical for both parents. Accurate calculation of the child support the Court may award is a vital factor in negotiating the resolution of any divorce action. An accurate reflection of what child support is likely to be is necessary when entering a trial so that the likely outcome, known before the trial, is the Court’s Judgment.
In addition to the initial calculation of child support, Olson & Olson, PLC is experienced in litigating variances related to child support. Further, Olson & Olson, PLC has been successful in the collection of child support in arrears.