Articles Posted in Child Support

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Failure to pay child support in North Carolina is problematic at best.  Past due child support may result in contempt proceedings, What happens if child support is late?assuming there is an ability to pay.

If you have legal questions about child support and your legal options in the event support is either consistently late and/or non-existent, speak with an experienced Charlotte family law attorney.

Each case, like each client, is unique.  The background circumstances regarding how child support came into existence may play a key role in making a claim.

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Show Cause Contempt of CourtFailure to pay child support in North Carolina may result in a Show Cause Order and Civil Contempt proceedings.

Once entered, the Burden of Proof shifts, requiring the defendant/respondent to show why he or she should not be held in civil contempt of court.

Family law attorneys may refer to that person as the “contemnor.”

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CSupport6-200x200Today the examination will focus on the different components of child support in North Carolina. Before progressing any further, it is vital to note that the North Carolina courts will always try to act in the best interests of the child. If need be, the courts will take unorthodox actions to protect the children involved in any family dispute in North Carolina.

That being said, the North Carolina courts rely on three primary factors to determine child support: (1) gross monthly income, (2) childcare expenses and (3) insurance and healthcare expenses.

Gross Monthly Income

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Family4-200x200Today we will explore the North Carolina approach to child custody and child support. Before we delve into specifics, there is an overarching consideration we need to consider first. North Carolina places a high importance on the best interests of the child. In any determination of child custody or support, the court will examine what circumstances will yield the best outcome for the children involved.

What are the Different Types of Child Custody in North Carolina?

There are three major types of child custody in North Carolina.

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CSupport7-200x200Child support is a legally mandated form of financial support issued by the court in North Carolina. This means that when a father or mother fails to pay the support that they owe, there are legal steps to take in order to procure the payments. By working closely with the Child Support Enforcement Office of North Carolina and a trusted family law attorney, you can hold the noncustodial parent accountable for their support obligation.

Many Options for Child Support Enforcement in Charlotte

Court ordered child support is enforced the Child Support Enforcement Office and the Support Enforcement Program of North Carolina. There are a variety of actions to take if the noncustodial parent continues to make late payments, partial payments, or refuses to pay child support altogether. The most effective method, according to North Carolina Health and Human Services, is income withholding. Income withholding goes directly after the noncustodial parent’s paycheck, from which the employer deducts a specific amount, specified by the NC Child Support Centralized Collections (NCCSCC). This option is viable even if the noncustodial parent is living out of state. Additionally, income withholding can be deducted from the following sources of income:

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