If I have a child support case in one week, is that something I will need a lawyer for?

What will I need for that, just pay stubs?

Asked on August 26, 2015 under Family Law, Tennessee

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It would be advisable to be represented by an attorney.  If the other parent has an attorney, you will be at a disadvantage representing yourself.
In addition to your pay stubs, you should have filed an Income and Expense Declaration with the court.  That is a form, you can obtain from the court.  It should have been filed with the court and served by mail on the opposing party or the opposing party's attorney.  You may have missed the deadline for filing with the court.


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