In Tennessee it is against public policy for parents to enter into a private child support agreement that is not approved by the courts and entered as a court order.

Tennessee is an income shares child support state.  This means that the total combined income of both parents and the number of nights the child spends with each parent are used in a formula to help determine the basic child support obligation.  Additional factors can be used to obtain deviations from the support order to increase or decrease a parent’s child support obligation.

It is a myth that child support in Tennessee is capped when the parents’ monthly income reaches $10,000 per month.  An experienced child support attorney can protect your rights, and your child’s best interests.