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Understanding North Carolina Child Support Guidelines

If you are going through a divorce, you can expect issues involving children to be magnified, including child support. However, by enlisting the help of an experienced child support attorney, you can help make sure your child’s needs are met while maintaining your financial stability.

At Maitland & Stiffler Law Firm, PLLC, we emphasize the needs of the children involved in family law and divorce issues, such as child support disputes and agreements. What are their educational needs? What are their health care needs? How much time will the child spend living with each parent after the divorce is final? By working one-on-one with our clients in the Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham and surrounding areas, we often achieve more customized child support plans and support modifications than what the standard support calculations allow.

Finding Solutions That Work For You And Your Children

In North Carolina, child support is calculated based on standard guidelines that take into account factors like:

  • Each parent’s gross monthly income
  • How many children the parent has
  • The custody and visitation arrangement (how much time each parent spends with the child or children)
  • Child care costs
  • Benefits like health care or life insurance

Beyond this, additional child care needs must be outlined in agreements between parents.

In some cases, child support is not as easy to determine. This may result in litigation, which sometimes takes us to court. When it does, we aggressively take on the opposing party, but we still value opportunities to negotiate favorable settlements outside of court. It can help our clients save money, stress, time and the headaches associated with rulings that do not reflect the unique nature of our clients’ needs.

Talk To Us About Your Child Support Concerns

Contact us online or by calling 919-944-4757 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Chapel Hill family lawyer at our firm. We are here to answer your questions and give you a better understanding of what lies ahead in family law and child support proceedings.