Winston-Salem Child Support Lawyer

Your child deserves to be cared for after your divorce is finalized.

At Taylor Legal Services, we are happy to help you get the support you need to care for your child.

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What You Need To Know About Child Support

In North Carolina, child support is generally calculated by utilizing the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines.

There are two exceptions to this rule:

1. If the parties’ combined monthly income exceeds $40,000.00 ($480,000 per year); or

2. A motion to deviate from the guidelines has been filed.

What This Means For You

Because North Carolina utilizes the Child Support Guidelines, there is very little an attorney can submit to the Court to change the outcome of a child support case apart from what the Support Guidelines state.

To put it in simple terms: the Support Guidelines will determine the amount to be paid.

How To Determine Child Support Numbers

North Carolina has developed three worksheets to help you calculate how much child support you should receive:

Worksheet A

This worksheet is used when a minor child lives with a parent more than 243 nights per year (meaning they have primary custody).

Worksheet B

Worksheet B should be used when both parents share physical custody of the minor child.

Worksheet C

Worksheet C is only used in rare circumstances and should only be used under the guidance of a licensed attorney.

What Numbers Should You Use In The Worksheets?

While we are happy to assist in the calculation of prospective child support payments, we know it’s sometimes helpful to work through the numbers on your own before you discuss your case with us.

Gross Income

Your gross income is the amount you are paid before taxes are taken out and is different than your “take-home” pay.

Health Insurance

The parent paying for the minor child’s health insurance may include the “child’s portion” in the worksheet.

Work Related Child Care

If either parents incurs work-related childcare costs, that parent may include the cost in the calculator.

Extraordinary Expenses

These are not used very often in the NC Child Support Guidelines. If you believe your child has an extraordinary monthly expense, schedule a consultation with us and we will talk about your best options in pursuing ongoing monthly support.

Getting help with Child Support is simple.

Follow these three steps:

1. Schedule Your Consultation

You’ll meet with an attorney to talk about your specific situation and see how we can help.

2. Create A Custom Roadmap

We’ll give you a snapshot of your options and what moving forward would look like for you.

3. Together we tackle your problem.

We come alongside you to navigate the entire process with you.

Life change is scary - but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Schedule your consultation today so you can have a partner who has your back and helps craft the best solution possible.