How is child support determined?

Child support payments are determined based on a number of very specific factors as laid out in the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. The court will considers factors such as whether you have sole, joint or split custody, how much both you and your ex-spouse make, if you have other dependent children, the cost of insurance and what child-related expenses each is already covering. Should your child have a disability or medical condition requiring special attention, this may also factor into the determination of child support.

Although every case is different, if you are wondering about the child support payment you may be likely to receive – or be responsible for paying – we have created a child support calculator that can help give you a general estimate of payments.


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