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Lake Norman Child Support Attorneys
Compassionate Legal Guidance
When you are going through a divorce, one of the most difficult aspects to address is often how to fairly divide your marital assets and how to set up child support for any children you may have with your spouse. These are complex issues that require the help of a knowledgeable child support lawyer in Lake Norman.
At The McIntosh Law Firm, we understand the stress you may be going through as you face these challenges. We can provide you with the legal guidance and personalized service you need to make sure your rights are protected.
Contact us today at (704) 892-1612 to speak with a child support attorney about your specific situation. We offer free initial consultations.
How Is Child Support Calculated in North Carolina?
The state of North Carolina has set guidelines for how much child support will be paid based on the parents' incomes and the number of children. The guidelines are based on the child's standard of living before the parents separated and how much time the child spends with each parent.
Once the court sets the guidelines, the parents and the judge will determine how much child support will be paid based on a variety of factors.
Some of these include:
- Extraordinary expenses
- Child care costs
- Health care costs
- Education costs
- Extraordinary gifts
Contact our Lake Norman child support attorneys to learn more about how child support is determined.
How Long Does Child Support Last?
In North Carolina, child support is usually paid until the child turns 18, graduates high school, or turns 19, whichever comes last. This is unless the child gets a full-time job and is no longer attending school or if the child turns 18 and chooses to leave home.
In some cases, child support may continue for a child who is disabled or who is enrolled in college.
Types of Child Support Orders
There are three types of child support orders that can be issued by the court:
- Ordered based on state guidelines is based on the guidelines set by the state of North Carolina and does not take the parents' incomes into consideration.
- Ordered based on the parents' incomes is based on how much the parents can afford based on their incomes and the number of children.
- Ordered according to the needs of the child is based on the child's needs and may be more than the amount ordered by the court.
Contact Our Child Support Attorney
At The McIntosh Law Firm, we understand how confusing and stressful these issues can be to address. We can help you obtain the child support you need to provide your child with the necessities they require.
Contact us today to speak with a Lake Norman child support attorney about your specific situation by calling (704) 892-1612.