Child Support

These links have resources on getting child support, paying child support, and changing a child support order.

Child Support Information

Not Getting Child Support?

This booklet fromLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands can give you information on what to do if you are not getting child support. This information can be helpful anywhere in Tennessee, but you should double check any phone numbers as they may not be right for your location.

How do I get Child Support?

This booklet from Memphis Area Legal Services talks about how to get child support, what to expect at a child support hearing, and how to change child support.This information is good for anywhere in Tennessee, but you should double check any phone numbers as they may not be right for your location.

 

Changing a Child Support Order

How to Change a Child Support Order in Tennessee

This link is to information from the state of Tennessee about child support. It gives you information on how to work with the state to get, set up, or change child support.

 

Custody Information

Custody Rights for Married and Unmarried Parents

This link will download a booklet on custody rights. It will tell you the difference between parents that are married (or have been married) and parents that haven't been married. It also tells you about custody cases in Juvenile Court. This booklet is from Legal Aid of East Tennessee and can be helpful for anyone in the state of Tennessee. If you don't see the download, you may need to check your "Downloads" folder on your computer or device.

Custody Guide

This link will open a booklet from Memphis Area Legal Services on custody rights.  This is helpful information on custody rights for anyone in the state of Tennessee. This booklet talks about rights for married or unmarried parents, Juvenile Court cases, child support, and divorces.

 

Statewide Social Services Resources

http://tn211.mycommunitypt.com/

For help by phone, dial 211 for Tennessee’s community services help line or visit the 211 website.

http://kidcentraltn.com/

Kid Central is a one-stop shop for Tennessee families to connect with important information and resources provided by Tennessee state departments.

 

Forms

Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

These forms are provided by the state. They can be filed in any county in the state. If you need help filling out the forms, you can ask a lawyer in your area. 

 

Legal Help or Representation

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

 

 Visit https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/ to sign up.

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.

 

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