Nicholas J. Pierotti is an attorney at The Pierotti Law Firm. Pierotti joined his... more
Nicholas J. Pierotti is an attorney at The Pierotti Law Firm. Pierotti joined his father focusing primarily on issues dealing with family law. In addition to practicing family law, he works with families concerning probate matters, including wills and estates. Pierotti is a 3rd generation practicing attorney. For decades, the Pierotti family has established strong ties in the legal communit... view profile
Andrea Sipes Lester is a native of Middleton, Hardeman County, Tennessee. She... more
Andrea Sipes Lester is a native of Middleton, Hardeman County, Tennessee. She graduated from Middleton High School in 2000. She graduated with honors from Jackson State Community College in 2003 with an Associates of Science degree in pre-law. Andrea attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she graduated, summa cum laude, in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in history and po... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.