Raleigh Child Support Attorney
Understanding Child Support
Child support is a financial payment from one or both parents that helps pay for the child's everyday needs. There are specific child support guidelines in North Carolina to help determine the amount of child support that is to be paid. The court will use a child support chart that shows the dollar amount that is typically spent on a child at different combined income levels of the spouses. There are also three different "schedules" (A,B, & C) that may be used to help determine the amount of child support, such as the number of days the child resides with the person paying child support. Other economic factors will also be considered to ensure that the supporting spouse and their children will be able to maintain a minimum standard of living in Raleigh.
Unfortunately, there are times when child support orders needs to be enforced. According to the North Carolina Division of Social Services, CSE (Child Support Enforcement) was established by Congress in 1975 as a national program to make sure that children are properly taken care of. An agent of CSE could help establish paternity as well as petition the court to enforce payments. If there is a significant change in circumstances for either spouse, it may become necessary to petition the courts for a child support modification as well.
Why hire a child support lawyer from our firm?
Parents are responsible for the well-being and care of their children. If you need help in this area, an attorney from the Hopper Law Firm PLLC has the experience and knowledge necessary to resolve your case. Our Martindale-Hubbell rated team can serve clients throughout the entire Wake County. We are dedicated to providing personal and attentive care to families and individuals who need help. For more information on how we could help you, contact a Raleigh family law attorney from our team of professionals today!