Child Support

Providing financial support for a minor child can be a difficult task. The Lorick Law Office, PLLC can assist you with issues surrounding child support. This may be in the form of helping you to establish a child support order to receive a monthly payment. This may also be in the form of assisting you with lowering your child support obligation.

Generally, child support is determined according to the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. Accordingly, the court takes into consideration the monthly income of the custodial and non-custodial parent. The custodial parent is the parent that the minor child resides with primarily. In contrast, the noncustodial parent is the parent that the minor child does not live with. The court also calculates the obligation by the number of minor children in the home. A parent may receive a credit for other minor children that live in the non-custodial parent’s home. A parent would also receive credit for an existing child support order. The court also considers payments made by either parent for childcare or medical insurance. All of these factors and various other factors play a significant role in the determination of a child support obligation.

In rare instances, the court may deviate from the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. This means the court will order the noncustodial parent to pay an amount outside of the guidelines. The court may do this for several reasons. There could be a deviation if the noncustodial parent is unable to pay the amount based on circumstances beyond the parent’s control. This could be a disability, a medical condition, or any other reason the court finds appropriate.

We also assist in modifying existing child support orders. As such, there must be an existing child support order. There must be a change from when you entered into the order to the present. The change must be significant, and it must impact the minor child. People often seek a modification when wanting to reduce or increase a child support obligation.

The Lorick Law Office, PLLC is committed to working towards favorable outcomes regarding your case. We understand the factors and dimensions involved in child support cases.