Child Support Guidelines

Little black girl learning to readBoth parents have a responsibility to provide financial support for their children. If you and your child reside primarily in North Carolina, and you and the other parent’s adjusted gross income is less than $300,000, the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines will help you determine the amount of child support to be paid or received.

The guidelines are determined by the gross income of both parents per month, the amount of health, dental, and/or vision insurance that is paid for the child per month, the amount of work-related child care that each parent pays for per month, other extraordinary expenses and the number of overnights the children are with each parent. Once these figures are entered on the child support worksheet, the child support calculator will determine the amount of monthly child support to be paid. The child support calculators provide basic support amounts. It is important that you talk with a family law attorney who has experience in child support matters to see if you have any special facts and circumstances that could reduce or increase the basic amount. The attorneys with New Direction Family Law, have that experience.

They can talk with you during your initial consultation about such things as whether the child has any special medical needs or attends private school due to a learning disability or health issue. They can learn if there will be expenses involved when the child has visitation with the other parent. All of these factors, and more, can determine how much child support will be paid.

Big law firms provide cookie-cutter solutions. In our 20 years of family law experience, we know that cookie-cutter solutions do not work and are a disservice to our clients. We provide the individualized solutions you need and deserve.Elizabeth Stephenson

Serving Wake, Durham, Johnston and surrounding counties.