West Tennessee Child Custody and Support Attorneys
The safety and well-being of your child or children is of primary importance to you. At the law firm of Mueller Law Office in Jackson, Tennessee, our child support and custody lawyers work hard to help protect children when parents divorce. Our attorneys will help you determine the child custody and visitation arrangement that will work best for you and your children.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with a child custody and support lawyer. We will actively listen to your needs. When we have learned about your situation, we will use our skills to effectively build a case on your behalf and communicate your needs in the courtroom.
Custody of minor children is determined by the best interests of the child, as understood by the family court judge. Custody can be awarded to one parent, or it can be shared. Called “residential time” in Tennessee, custody can be a hotly contested issue. Although the courts have tried to move toward shared parenting, it is still most common for children to live with one parent and visit the other at pre-scheduled times. Custody can affect support, property division, and alimony. It is important to speak with an attorney who can advise you about how these factors can affect your case.
Child support is determined by a complex equation laid out in Tennessee statute. It takes into account incomes, number of children, daycare expenses, where the child lives, and whether the child has any special needs. Child support is usually paid through the child’s 18th birthday. We will work on your behalf to ensure that the amount of child support you receive or pay is based on complete and accurate statements of income.
Modification of orders
In addition to the initial child support and custody agreements, our lawyers help with any modifications that need to be made. Major changes to lifestyle and income, such as remarriage, moving from the area, or a new job, may require new child custody arrangements or increased or decreased child support payments.
To learn how our custody and support lawyers can assist you, contact us at 731-988-9900. We offer counsel and representation to people in West Tennessee, including Jackson, Milan, Humboldt, and Brownsville.