How Child Support is Determined

If the parties’ combined income is less than $300,000 per year, child support is determined based on the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. There are generally four numbers that are needed to calculate child support: 1) Mother’s gross monthly income; 2) Father’s gross monthly income; 3) Children’s portion of the monthly health insurance premium; and 4) Work-related childcare costs.

If either parent has other children in the home or for which he or she pays child support, those numbers are included in the calculation as well. There are different worksheets used in the calculation depending on custodial
arrangement. The Guidelines and the worksheets are available at the Clerk of Court.

Cite: N.C. Bar Association

If you have questions realted to child support contact Attorney Courtney Hull at The Twiford Law Firm, P.C.

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