Charlotte Child Support Attorneys
Offering Services in Waxhaw County & Surrounding Areas
One of the most debated topics in a family law case is the legal obligation of child support. While this is typical, it does not always have to be. Child support agreements can be settled amicably without court appearances with the support of the right lawyer. Our team is happy to help guide you through this process with ease.
While there are various worksheets to help you determine a child support payment, it would benefit you and your child to consult with an experienced lawyer beforehand. Your circumstances are unique, so, it is safe to assume, your child support payment will be as well.
How Do I File an Action for Child Support?
In North Carolina, a child support action can be filed as a civil action or with a divorce, annulment, or alimony action without divorce. A child support agreement may be settled privately with the assistance of each parent’s attorney, or publicly in court. The action must be filed in the county where the parent or child resides, or the county where the child is physically present.
How to Determine Child Support
The guidelines the court will consider before making a child support determination include:
- Your custody schedules
- The monthly gross income of both parents
- Pre-existing child support
- Childcare costs
- The cost of health insurance
- The cost of transporting the child from one parent’s home to the other
- The cost associated with a child with special needs
Determination of Support in Cases Involving High Combined Incomes
In cases where the parents’ combined adjusted gross income exceeds $30,000 per month or $360,000 per year, the basic child support obligation is determined differently. The court may set the amount according to the reasonable needs of the child for education, healthcare, and maintenance considering additional factors such as the child’s accustomed standard of living, child care expenses, the parents’ estates, earnings, and the other parent’s accustomed standard of living.
Modifying Child Support
Due to changes in circumstance, you can request a child support modification from the court. Change in circumstance is defined as an increase or decrease in salary, loss of a job, injury, or even a new child. Additionally, many clients seek a child support modification if their current order does not include health insurance for their child.
Why You Need a Great Legal Team on Your Side
Blood Law, PLLC focuses on three main branches of the law, so you know you are getting the best representation available for your specific situation. Child support is an important factor that will support your child as he/she grows up. Ensure you have the right legal team on your side to help you find the best possible solution for your family. Schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm today to learn more about our child support services.
Children Come First
With the complexities of family law, we put the well-being and safety of your children at the forefront of your case.
When you work with Blood Law, PLLC, you work with our entire team. Everyone is here to support you through each step.
We create personalized plans for each client while setting realistic expectations on the possible outcomes of the case.
From our first phone call to final signing, our team goes above and beyond to make sure you're getting the attention you deserve.
“Anna guided me through the entire process and answered all of my questions and concerns quickly.”- Debra K.
“Anna is very knowledgeable of the law as well as the local courts and judges.”- Penny N.
“I’m extremely grateful for Anna's help in my time of need.”- Olivia L.