Divorcing parents need to understand North Carolina guidelines for everything from calculating and filing child support claims to collecting child support and enforcing agreements.
A determination of a parent’s income drives a calculation of child support. Income is every possible source of funds of a parent considered in the calculation.
In many states, reasonable contributions to a retirement plan are not considered income. The interest is part of that contribution, and constitutes a legitimate retirement planning decision.
North Carolina courts can order parents to pay a child’s medical expenses as a type of child support, including medical, dental, and hospital costs.
While North Carolina law does not provide for or address college tuition and expenses, parents can plan ahead and create an agreement for such expenses.
The court must use the North Carolina guidelines when it enters a temporary or permanent child support order. However, it may deviate from those guidelines in certain situations.
North Carolina child support guidelines do not include private school tuition. However, the court will make exceptions in some cases.
If you are in the middle of a child custody case, the court may order your ex to pay your attorney’s fees.
In North Carolina, modifications to child support agreements can be made under specific conditions.
While not common, there are circumstances in which a grandparent could have to pay child support for their grandchild.