Divorce and custody trials can be extremely stressful, time-consuming, and confusing for parents.

One aspect of custody trials is child support, and although many couples can come to an agreement on the terms, it’s extremely helpful to have a lawyer on your side to guide you through the process. North Carolina has specific child support guidelines that are easily followed in the court.

The amount paid in child support is typically determined after an evaluation of the income of the parents, the amount of overnights the minor children spend with each parent, the child care expenses, health insurance expenses and any extraordinary expenses. These numbers are inserted into a worksheet and calculated to find the statutorily required amount. The court rarely deviates from the calculations provided in the worksheet. Therefore, if you can do the calculation, you will know what you are supposed to pay. READ MORE


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