Child Support Over 15 Years of Family Law Experience

How Does Child Support Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, as in other states, parents are obligated to provide financial support for their children after being separated or divorced. While this may sound rational and uncontroversial, it is not always easy to resolve without the help of an experienced family law attorney. Disputes can arise between parents related to finances and the ability of one parent to provide child support to the other. These disputes can occur while a divorce is pending as well as afterwards. They can involve the need to modify existing support orders that are no longer viable or the need to enforce support payments from a delinquent parent.

At The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A., we provide guidance and representation in all child support orders, from establishment to modification to enforcement. Our firm devotes the majority of its practice to family law and puts a highly-experienced attorney in your corner. If you need legal help in a child support issue in Concord or elsewhere in Cabarrus County or Stanly County, you can turn to our firm for caring, competent, and personalized service. 

Are you facing a child support issue? Connect with The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A. online or at (704) 912-0353 for skilled legal assistance. We serve all of Cabarrus & Stanly Counties.


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Compassionate Advocacy, Swift Solutions.
  • Honesty, Wisdom, and Integrity
    At our firm, we uphold the highest standards of honesty, wisdom, and integrity. We understand the importance of trust in attorney-client relationships, especially in sensitive family matters. Attorney Annette R. Heim is dedicated to providing transparent and honest communication, guiding you with wisdom gained through experience, and upholding the integrity of the legal profession. You can rely on us to handle your case with professionalism, honesty, and a steadfast commitment to your best interests.
  • Compassionate Advocacy from Start to Finish
    Attorney Annette R. Heim and her team offer more than just legal representation; we provide unwavering support and compassionate advocacy throughout the entire legal process. With us by your side, you can expect dedicated and knowledgeable assistance from the initial consultation to the resolution of your case. We are here to stand up for you and your family's rights, ensuring that your voice is heard in the courtroom.
  • Tailored Legal Strategies for Your Unique Situation
    We recognize that every family case is distinct, shaped by its unique individuals and circumstances. Our firm is committed to developing customized legal strategies tailored to your specific goals and challenges. By understanding your unique situation, we can provide effective and personalized legal solutions to protect your rights and the well-being of your loved ones.
  • Empathetic Guidance in Difficult Times
    Attorney Annette R. Heim and her firm understand the emotional and financial challenges that accompany family law disputes. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and empathetic guidance, helping you navigate through the complexities of divorce, custody battles, and domestic violence cases.

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Discover the experiences of others who entrusted us with their family law matters. Read what our clients have to say about their journey with us. These testimonials reflect the compassion, dedication, and expertise we bring to every case. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our greatest achievements. Take a moment to explore their stories.

    "Recommend 110%."
    Annette and her staff helped me when I needed it most. They listened to me, formulated a simple plan, accomplished it and got me even more than I had hoped for.
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    "Annette is definitely the one you want to hire."
    During these situations, passions can run high. The best thing to do is to keep your head in the game and focus on the best interests of the child/children. Annette is the one that will help you stay focused on the facts, the case, and your goal.
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Child support consists of a monthly payment made to the parent with primary physical custody of the child by the other parent. This support is provided until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school. It is designed to meet the physical needs of the child growing up. The amount of the support payment is based on state guidelines that take into consideration a number of factors. The overall arrangement is based on parental income and the needs of the child. 

These factors include:

  • The incomes of the parents
  • The number of children being supported
  • The number of children from previous relationships being supported
  • If spousal support/alimony is being paid to a former spouse
  • How much time is spent with the child (overnight visitation)
  • Medical, dental, educational, and child care expenses

More information about child support is available from the North Carolina Judicial Branch. Our Concord child support attorney has helped countless parents work out mutually-agreeable arrangements through skilled negotiation. We have also litigated disputes in court, always seeking to ensure that your parental and financial rights and your child’s best interests are protected.