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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.
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.