The love and support of a parent are some of the most influential aspects of a child’s life. Depending on the amount of physical, emotional and financial support a child receives from their parent, it can set the stage for the rest of their life. Much of that support comes in the form of financial support in order to provide necessities a child needs to grow and thrive. For this reason, many unmarried Tennessee parents decide to seek child support from a non-custodial parent.
While there isn’t any way to force a parent to be supportive, there are legal ways to encourage financial support. Seeking child support from the non-custodial parent can really help in rearing a child. Single parents often face financial difficulties, however court-ordered child support can help encourage regular child support payments of the non-custodial parent.
A court-ordered child support payment schedule can hold a parent accountable if they are late or delinquent with payments. The first step is to actually seek out child support payments from a child’s mother or father (whoever is the non-custodial parent). Although both parents may or may not have legal custody, allocated child support payments always go to the parent that has the majority of physical custody.
But while child support can be an essential source of funds, some people may think that seeking a court-ordered child-support payment schedule is too much work. We can help with that. The Law Office of Steven C. Girsky has significant experience helping Tennessee parents secure a fair child-support solution. To learn more, check out our website.