Representation In Your Child Support Case
North Carolina law strives to ensure all children receive the financial support they need and deserve from their parents. Child support is a way of mirroring the benefits your child would receive if both parents were in the same household. Nevertheless, child support issues can be overwhelming, whether you are on the paying or receiving end.
Warren Family Law has earned a reputation for giving straightforward advice to families in the Charlotte area. We will listen to your goals and work with you in reaching a resolution that protects your rights within the scope of the law, whether through negotiation or in front of a judge.
How Courts Calculate Child Support
Even with joint physical custody, the court may order one parent to make support payments. North Carolina family courts use a careful formula for arriving at an amount, considering factors such as:
- Your incomes
- Child care costs
- Health insurance premiums
- Average household expenses
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent
The court makes every effort to be reasonable, but attorney Jim Warren will advocate for you every step of the way. For example, circumstances may warrant a deviation from the child support formula, such as your child’s special medical or educational needs. If you intend to request a deviation, you must provide prior notice to the court and submit evidence of your reasons for requesting the deviation. Our lawyer can assist you with these matters.
After Child Support Is Set
Child support obligations end when the child turns 18, but they may extend to the age of 20 in some cases. At any point, you may require a change in the amount of support the court ordered, whether due to job loss, medical bills or other extraordinary events. We can help you petition for a temporary or permanent modification and represent your case in family court.
Personal Attention, Honest Advice
Whether you are fighting for a fair child support order, seeking compliance from the other parent or looking for modification of an existing support order, Warren Family Law will put its more than 30 years of experience to work for you. We won’t treat you like just another client. You will have our full attention and focus on your goals. Call 704-234-6809 or use our discreet online information page to schedule a consultation.