Child Support Guidelines
On this page are links to information that helps to explain the procedures for calculating child support obligations under the Tennessee’s Child Support Guidelines. The Guidelines are based on an Income Shares model that establishes the dollar amount of child support obligations based on the amount of parents’ combined adjusted gross income and the number of children for whom the child support order is being established or modified.
The most recent changes to the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines were effective July 22, 2008. The links provided on this page will direct you to the current Child Support Guidelines and to automated child support calculators, a child support calculator app and other useful information.
The free, automated calculators provided to simplify and dramatically decrease the time it takes to determine Tennessee child support orders. Click here to access the redesigned Automated Web-Style Calculator (made available effective August 1, 2014), to download the State of TN Child Support Calculator mobile app or to access an automated Child Support Worksheet for either Windows or Mac users.
IMPORTANT: Please visit the Calculator and Worksheet page regularly to check for updates to the calculators. Using an outdated automated Calculator or Child Support Worksheet may give incorrect results.
Links to crucial documents including the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines, the Child Support Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations, and the Child Support and Credit Worksheets.
Step-by-step, detailed instructions for filling out the Income Shares worksheets, including screenshots.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Income Shares and the Child Support Worksheets.
Copies of a PowerPoint presentation and an Interpretive Guide, which contains case examples
Links to tools in English and Spanish that simplify and reduce the time it takes to complete the Child Support Worksheet and Credit Worksheet.
Links to historical documents, features, and downloads from previous versions of the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines