Mount Juliet, TN asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Tennessee

Q: Will I still pay child support for a child if I have joint custody with my wife and I pay all the child's daycare cost?

I also pay my wife's car note

1 Lawyer Answer
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Maybe. Child support is calculated based on the income of the parties, custody time, and other contributing factors such as insurance, daycare, maintenance, etc. These are applied to child the support guidelines to determine who pays how much to the other parent. Once you petition the court for divorce/custody/child support/etc., these figures can be determined by your attorney or the court. That said, you would be wise to hire an attorney to assist you through the process.

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