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Greensboro Child Support Attorney

Child Support & Enforcement

Child support is one of the most important issues for divorcing parents and their children. At Morgenstern & Associates, P.A., we help parents and families resolve child support issues and ensure payments are made in a timely and accurate manner. We can also help parents who need to modify or terminate their child support agreement.

Our family law firm understands the importance of this issue, and we are committed to helping you find a solution that meets the needs of you and your family.

Contact our child support attorney online or call (336) 565-7655 today for an initial consultation.

How Is Child Support Calculated in North Carolina?

North Carolina uses a statewide formula to determine the amount of child support a non-custodial parent will pay. This formula takes into account the annual gross income of both parents and the number of children they have together, as well as other expenses.

Estimating Child Support

The statewide formula uses the following to estimate child support:

  • The gross monthly income of both parents
  • Minus any amounts that are specifically excluded by the formula (see below)
  • Divided by the total number of children

The formula is based on the idea that both parents should contribute to the support of their children, and it is designed to ensure that children have the same standard of living they had while they were residing with their parents.

In addition to the basic support payment, the formula also allows the court to consider other related factors, such as the cost of health insurance, day care, and special needs expenses. It can also take into account other expenses, such as the cost of college, when the child is 18 years old. Finally, it can also include other factors that the court deems necessary.

A parent's failure to pay child support can lead to wage garnishment and other legal remedies. Parents can also seek attorney's fees and costs in court.

Child support payments are made through the North Carolina Child Support Services (CSS). Parents can go to the CSS website to see their child support information.

What Types of Child Support Are There?

The formula described above is only used for the calculation of the basic support amount. Parents can also agree to a different amount, as long as it is in the best interests of the child.

Parents can also agree to a different amount, as long as it is in the best interests of the child.

Types of Child Support Agreements Include:

  • Full-time support
  • Part-time support
  • College support
  • Health insurance
  • Special needs support

Parents can also agree to a different amount, as long as it is in the best interests of the child.

How Long Does Child Support Last?

In North Carolina, child support generally ends when the child turns 18 years old. However, parents can agree to continue paying support if their child is still in school and will not graduate until he or she is 19 years old. Parents can also agree to continue paying support after their child turns 18 if their child is mentally or physically disabled and needs additional support.

Parents can also agree to continue paying support after their child turns 18 if their child is mentally or physically disabled and needs additional support.

Parents can also agree to a different amount, as long as it is in the best interests of the child.

For More Information, Contact Our Child Support Attorney

At Morgenstern & Associates, P.A., we understand how important child support is to you and your family. We are committed to helping you find a solution that meets the needs of you and your family.

Contact our child support attorney online or call (336) 565-7655 today for an initial consultation. We are conveniently located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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