Determining Fair Child Support Payments

At The Law Office of Robert M. Asbury, I work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and your children receive the support they need. For more than 20 years, I have provided skilled representation to my clients. I serve individuals in Knoxville, Knox County and throughout East Tennessee.

Call 865-909-7290 to discuss child support payments. I can fight to help you secure fair support payments and successfully navigate the intricacies of divorce.

The Complexities Of Determining Child Support

To determine child support in Tennessee, the court uses a complex formula that is based on gross income (not net income). Ultimately, the court's decision is based on factors such as:

  • The children's current living standards
  • The children's age and health
  • The income of both parents
  • The amount of time the children spend with each parent

Because the formula is so complicated, it is critical to enlist the help of a knowledgeable attorney who will look out for your best interests. I will clearly tell you what the law is, enabling you to make informed decisions throughout your case — and you will always speak directly to me, never to an assistant.

Modification And Enforcement

Life is unpredictable, and circumstances change. If one party loses a job or receives a major promotion, child support modifications may be appropriate. However, it is important to understand that such changes are not automatic. By retaining an experienced lawyer, you can ensure that your children continue to receive the financial support to which they are entitled.

Unfortunately, the party responsible for payment does not always comply with the court's decision. In the event that child support enforcement is necessary, I will be an aggressive advocate on your behalf.

Schedule A Consultation With An Experienced Attorney

To discuss your case with a dedicated Knoxville child support and custody lawyer, please give me a call at 865-909-7290 or contact me online. My office is conveniently located in West Knoxville, near Cherokee Country Club and Lakeshore Park. I am also willing to set up after-hours or weekend appointments if you are unable to visit during normal business hours.