For more detail, the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines is found at: https://ncchildsupport.ncdhhs.gov/ecoa/cseGuideLines.htm .
Below are some thoughts about why child support is important and some highlights from the guidelines.
Any living human must love, care for, support and invest in their own child regardless of the custody arrangement. The Child Support purpose is to provide the basic subsistence needs of food, clothing, housing, health insurance, public education, daycare and transportation for a child.
The North Carolina law requires and enforces legal noncustodial parents’ child support obligations for their minor children until they reach 18 years old or complete High School whichever occurs later. The minor children are either biological or adapted children, but not stepchildren. Fathers married to a mother are presumed. For children born out of wedlock, the alleged father must be proven or acknowledge his paternity before a child support order can be established. A paternity (genetic DNA test) may be ordered to establish the legal father and child relationship. This relationship bestows certain rights upon the child such as receipt of military benefits, insurance benefits, social security benefits, other inheritance rights and access to the father’s family medical history.
The child support obligations are dictated in a child support order which specifies the amount to be paid, The frequency of support payments for the benefit of the minor child. The two most critical financial aspects to a child support determination are: identifying how much a non-custody parent can pay; and determining the financial needs for the child.
The presumptive financial needs are set every four years by the North Carolina Conference of Chief District Court Judges and published as the Guidelines.
Frequently, the amount of child support is calculated using the guidelines and the parents agree to pay the set amount of child support. The guidelines also take into account specific contributions on behalf of the minor child for health insurance and childcare expense required due to work or education.
The law office of Stephen E Robertson has experienced family lawyers. Our lawyers serve as negotiators, advisors, advocates, intermediaries and evaluators in Child Support cases. We can be retained as private counsel to represent either custodial or noncustodial parents during the Child Support establishment and modification processes to benefit minor children.
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