Parents love their children and want the best for them. However, during the course of a divorce, it is easy to become engrossed in the emotional turmoil and lose sight of how the matters are affecting the children. Our law firm frames our conversations around the child's best interest because we know how important your children are in your life.
At the Law Office of Rebecca Garren Parker we have more than 15 years of experience representing clients in southern Tennessee and north Georgia. In the case of child support, our law firm is attentive to our clients and assists them in determining a fair amount for child support under the law.
If you have questions about your financial obligations, contact a Chattanooga child support attorney for more information by calling 423-933-3139 or 866-930-2618.
Determining Child Support
Even when all of the parties are focused on the child's best interest, it can be difficult to set child support. We understand that money does not grow on trees. Child support is usually very important from both parents' perspectives and both parties need to be confident that it was calculated fairly under the law.
Child support is determined by looking at both parents' incomes and several factors that might result in an increase or decrease in the amount of child support. Some of those factors are:
- The cost of health insurance for the children
- The cost of work-related child care
- Whether either parent has any other children
- The number of days each party parents the children
What if I Want to Modify My Child Support?
If you are paying child support and your income has decreased "significantly" or you believe that your former spouse's income has significantly increased, we will help you decide whether to seek a modification. Legally speaking, an increase or decrease in income is only "significant" if it results in at least a 15 percent increase or decrease in the child support obligation.
Contact Our Cleveland Support Modification Attorney
Whether you need a lawyer to assist you with determining child support or a modification of child support, we can help. To schedule an appointment contact us online or by calling 423-933-3139 or toll free at 866-930-2618.