Child Support

Tennessee and Mississippi Child Support Lawyer

With the advent of permanent parenting plans in Tennessee, it is more important than ever to have an experienced attorney counseling you on your rights pertaining to child support. In Collierville, Tennessee, attorney Mitzi C. Johnson represents mothers and fathers throughout Tennessee and Mississippi who want what is best for their children including fair child support amounts.

Make sure your children are given the resources they need to grow and succeed throughout their childhood. Contact Mitzi C. Johnson today to schedule an appointment.

Determining Child Support in Tennessee

In Tennessee, child support is required until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school. A computerized formula is used to determine the proper amount of child support to be paid based on the income of both parents. A variety of factors are considered in the formula such as:

  • Parental incomes
  • Time spent with child
  • Healthcare costs
  • Extracurricular activities expenses
  • Daycare expenses

Life changes will sometimes necessitate a modification of child support. Under Tennessee law, modification requires that a significant variance in circumstances -- as defined in the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines -- must have occurred.

Attorney Mitzi C. Johnson closely examines the facts. It is important to ensure that all child support calculations are accurate and reflect the circumstances of both parents. Having an experienced attorney looking out for you helps keep things open and transparent as the child support process unfolds.

Mississippi Child Support

Child support statutes in Mississippi differ significantly from those in Tennessee. In Mississippi, child support is determined by the adjusted gross income of the obligor or paying parent. Rather than ending at the age of 18, child support is required until the child turns 21.

Protect Your Rights

Whether you want the amount you pay to be fair or you need to modify an existing child support order, you need an experienced attorney to help determine your best course of action. Call 901.457.1209 today or e-mail to schedule an appointment with Mitzi C. Johnson.