Protecting Your Rights In Child Support And Spousal Support Matters

Whether you are paying or receiving child support and spousal support, the attorneys at Peterson White LLP, in Knoxville, will do what is necessary to address your concerns. We will help you understand the legal process, and we will fight for you in resolving child support and spousal support disputes.

Calculating Child Support Obligations

Our experienced family law lawyers will represent you and advise you in child support matters, including:

  • Determination of the right amount of child support
  • Modifications of family law orders pertaining to child support payments
  • Resolving paternity issues that may lead to child support obligations
  • Evaluating income concerns to use in child support determinations

Tennessee law requires that each parent do their best to provide for the needs of their child. However, child support guidelines can prove to be complex and based upon specific statute. The guidelines take into account the incomes of each parent, health coverage for the child/ children and the amount of time the child spends with each parent.

Finding out the right number is seldom easy. Mistakes can have a lasting financial impact. It is important to have legal representation on your side to help you understand what the law requires of you.

Lawyers Helping You Out Regarding Alimony Or Spousal Support Issues

There is no such thing as an automatic award when it comes to spousal support. Courts will look at the financial needs of the person who is to receive the support. They will also look at whether the other spouse can afford to make the payments. Courts are also able to order whether the support will be temporary or permanent.

Tennessee courts consider several factors when determining whether alimony should be awarded and how much should be awarded, including, but not limited to:

  • The length of marriage and standard of living
  • The custody arrangement between parents
  • The financial resources, including earning capacity, retirement, profit-sharing benefits and separate and marital property
  • Each spouse's contributions during the marriage
  • The age, education and training, health, skills and finances of each spouse
  • The tax consequences of certain property settlements
  • Other factors the court deems just and equitable

Our attorneys will do what they can to make certain you receive fair treatment during the process. We have extensive understanding and experience of all aspects of divorce and family law considerations. We will explain to you your rights and what sort of arrangement makes most sense. We will help you understand all of your available legal options.

Set Up A Free Initial Consultation

When speaking to us, we will listen to your concerns and provide you a straightforward assessment of your situation. To contact our law office, please call us at 865-909-7246.