Child Support in North Carolina

Will I Owe Child Support?

Even though your relationship with your spouse may be ending, your relationship with your child will not. Both parents are required to provide child support in North Carolina. While the non-custodial parent typically pays for the child support, the law assumes the custodial parent spends the total amount on the child.

Many factors determine the amount of child support needed, but the primary factors are the number of children, the parent’s income, and the custody arrangement. Some other things you may need to consider are child care expenses, insurance costs, and any special needs considerations. In North Carolina, the courts decide the amount each parent needs to provide for the child using the Child Support Guidelines. The goal is to ensure each child is provided for in the same way after the divorce as they were before the divorce. 

A Lawyer for Child Support Agreements

While the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines provide a level of support required for each child, an experienced child support attorney knows when your case may be an exception to the rule, and the level of child support needs to be modified. If both parties agree they want to modify child support amounts, they are able to exceed the amount recommended by the Child Support Guidelines to provide for things like private school education or college savings.

Angela Hatley has had over 20 years of experience as a Fayetteville child support attorney. She is able to help you through a process that can be very confusing and contentious. She will ensure your child is accurately provided for by fiercely representing the facts of your case in court.

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Child Support in
North Carolina

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Will I Owe Child Support?

Even though your relationship with your spouse may be ending, your relationship with your child will not. Both parents are required to provide child support in North Carolina. While the non-custodial parent typically pays for the child support, the law assumes the custodial parent spends the total amount on the child.

Many factors determine the amount of child support needed, but the primary factors are the number of children, the parent’s income, and the custody arrangement. Some other things you may need to consider are child care expenses, insurance costs, and any special needs considerations. In North Carolina, the courts decide the amount each parent needs to provide for the child using the Child Support Guidelines. The goal is to ensure each child is provided for in the same way after the divorce as they were before the divorce. 

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A Lawyer for
Child Support Agreements

While the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines provide a level of support required for each child, an experienced child support attorney knows when your case may be an exception to the rule, and the level of child support needs to be modified. If both parties agree they want to modify child support amounts, they are able to exceed the amount recommended by the Child Support Guidelines to provide for things like private school education or college savings.

Angela Hatley has had over 20 years of experience as a Fayetteville child support attorney. She is able to help you through a process that can be very confusing and contentious. She will ensure your child is accurately provided for by fiercely representing the facts of your case in court.