Tennessee Child Support Goes Up if Less Than 68 Days Per Year Parenting Time

Tennessee Child Support Goes Up if Less Than 68 Days Per Year Parenting Time

Tennessee Child Support Goes Up if Less Than 68 Days Per Year Parenting Time

Tennessee Child Support Goes Up if Less Than 68 Days Per Year Parenting Time

Under the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines, the alternative residential parent’s (ARP’s) child support increases if the APR enjoys less than 68 days per year parenting time.  In a rather confusing description of the math below, the Guidelines increase child support if the alternate residential parent (ARP) has less than 68 days. This comes into play most often if the ARP is out of town and must travel a significant distance for parenting time limiting the normal parenting time less than every other weekend.  In those situations, the alternative residential parent should work hard to make up as much parenting time in the Summer as is possible.  Continue reading

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Self-employed Adjustments to Income Under the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines

Self-employed Parent's Adjustments to Gross Income Under the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines
Self-employed Parent’s Adjustments to Gross Income Under the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines

Self-employed Parent’s Adjustments to Gross Income Under the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines

Under the Tennessee child support guidelines, the calculation gets tricky when determining income for self-employed parents, . If the Rules below do not make absolute sense to you, it doesn’t to most lawyers, too.  Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can help. Continue reading

Self-Employment Income in Tennessee Child Support Guidelines

Self-Employment Income in Tennessee Child Support Guidelines

Self-employment income in Tennessee Child Support Guidelines is one of the most difficult provisions to understand. The ins and outs are infinite. Tax returns, financial statements, depreciation schedules, and general ledgers are all source records which need review.  Often, lawyers engage forensic accountants to pour over them and provide their expert opinions. Details matter.  With self-employed parents, often there is a great deal of money at stake with both in child support and spousal support issues.  Forensic accountants can provide a great of assistance. Continue reading