Contact a child support attorney that can effectively explain how the child support guidelines relate to your specific situation. I, Bonnie Rossi, Attorney at Law, am dedicated to aggressively advocating for my clients throughout the entirety of their case. I offer a reduced rate initial consultation and flexible appointment times for my clients' convenience. If you have questions regarding legal guardianship issues, child custody, or visitation, please call (336) 509-0183.
Like most states, North Carolina has established child support guidelines to assist the Court in deciding the amount of child support that a parent is to receive from the other parent. In order to understand these child support statutes and how they affect the amount of child support you pay or receive, turn to me, Bonnie Rossi, Attorney at Law. I have significant experience handling child support issues for my family law clients.
The child support guidelines consist of a formula created by the state legislature which bases the amount of child support awarded on the combined gross income of the parents. The guidelines also take into consideration other expenses that the children incur, such as work-related day care, health care, and extraordinary expenses, such as braces. There are other factors that are considered in calculating child support, such as the amount of overnights each parent has custody. However, the main focus on child support should be based on the children's reasonable needs. I help clients ensure that the correct amounts are entered into that formula, so that the proper child support payments are ordered.
Deviations from the Guidelines
It is possible for you to ask for a deviation from the standard child support guidelines. A deviation can be requested in the event that following the guidelines does not meet the children's reasonable needs, or happens to exceed their reasonable needs.