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Award-Winning Family Law Support to Obtain the Resources Your Child Needs

If your child is not receiving the right amount of financial support, it is important that you get help from an aggressive, compassionate Charlotte child support attorney to make the right changes. At Smith Horton Law, our award-winning family law attorney has helped many clients to renegotiate the terms of child support to protect their interests and ensure their children have what they need to thrive. Call us and schedule your consultation to learn more about how to proceed.

Dial (704) 734-9797 now to schedule your consultation with Smith Horton Law. We can help you begin the process of obtaining the child support payments you need.

North Carolina Child Support Guidelines

The purpose of child support is to ensure that, no matter the relationship of their parents, a child’s reasonable needs are met. In North Carolina, the amount of child support to be paid by one party to the other is typically determined by a set of guidelines provided by the state of North Carolina. The calculated amount is presumed to meet the reasonable needs of the children while also taking into account the relative ability of each parent to provide support for the child’s benefit.

Calculating Payments

The courts in North Carolina use “worksheets” to determine the amount of support a party is presumed to need for the child’s benefit. There are three different worksheets—A, B, and C—and each worksheet is used in different scenarios. Generally speaking, Worksheets A and B are used in most cases.

After the correct worksheet is selected, there are then several factors plugged into the worksheet to ascertain the child support obligation.

They are as follows:

  • Gross monthly income
  • Pre-existing support obligations and responsibility for other children
  • Work-related child care costs
  • Health insurance and health care costs
  • Extraordinary expenses

You can also find more information at the following link from the Department of Health and Human Services: https://nddhacts01.dhhs.state.nc.us/WorkSheet.jsp.

How Our Firm Helps Clients

Despite there being clear factors when calculating support, an inaccurate or flat-out incorrect calculation of any one of these factors can result in an incorrect support obligation. Considering it can be difficult to modify a child support obligation once it is calculated, having a meticulous and competent child support attorney is crucial.

If you have a situation that requires the determination of child support, contact an attorney at our law firm today for a consultation. Dial (704) 734-9797 now or contact us online.

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