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Why Should You Hire a Private Attorney for Child Support?

In Child Support by Sarah Hink

In most aspects of family law, it is either a private attorney or no attorney at all for those seeking resolutions to legal issues concerning separation and divorce. However, when it comes to seeking child support, there is another option.  Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 651-667, along with creating a federal child support agency, requires every state to create a system for establishing child support amounts, collection of support, and enforcement of child support laws.  In recognition of this Federal Law, North Carolina created its own child support enforcement program under the Department of Human Resources to assist citizens in the collection of child support. Local Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Agencies exist in the counties of North Carolina and operate mainly under the Department of …

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Child Support – How Much, How Long and How Does It Change?

In Child Support by Elizabeth Stephenson

A recent report released by the Department of Agriculture found that a middle-income, married couple with two children is estimated to spend $233,610 to raise a child born in 2015. This number only covers costs from birth through age 17 and that doesn’t include college expenses. What does that mean for the average parent? You can expect to spend between $12,350 and nearly $14,000 a year, on average, to raise a child. If you are separated or divorced from your child’s other parent, that cost could be more.  You may now have to pay for work related child care, before and/or after school care and summer camps.  And don’t forget the braces and tutoring and, if you’ve got a sports champion, those travel sport league expenses. How Much? In North …