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  1. NC Child Support Guidelines

    Child Support in North Carolina is based on the North Carolina child support guidelines. These guidelines can be found online at, where you can use an on-line calculator to determine the amount of child support owed. Child support is calculated based upon each parent’s income. It may be paid...
  2. If I have a child support order that was entered in another state but the parent paying it has moved to North Carolina, can it be enforced in North Carolina?

    Yes. Contact your local child support enforcement office or visit the North Carolina Division of Social Services website at for a full list of child support enforcement services offered in the North Carolina. In more complicated cases of enforcement in North Carolina, North Carolina Family Law Attorney John Fernandez...
  3. Can child support be modified?

    Yes, but the party seeking the modification must prove there has been a substantial change of circumstances when comparing the circumstances that existed at the time of the prior child support order to those that exist when the modification is sought. If the prior child support order is more than...
  4. How long is child support paid?

    By statute, child support payments terminate when the child reaches the age of 18 except: (a) if the child is otherwise emancipated, payments terminate at that time; (b) if the child is still in primary or secondary school when the child reaches age 18, support payments continue until the child...
  5. How is child support determined in North Carolina?

    North Carolina has adopted child support guidelines. The guidelines apply to all cases where the combined gross income of the parents does not exceed $25,000 monthly ($300,000 annually). For those cases where the combined gross income of the parents exceeds this sum, the guidelines merely establish a minimum and many...

Call the Law Office of John P. Fernandez if you have questions or need legal representation in a family law matter. John Fernandez is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. The laws of North Carolina may differ from other states and no information contained herein should be considered legal advice.

About John Fernandez

John P. Fernandez | Child Custody and Divorce Lawyer | Raleigh, NCAttorney John Fernandez works with North Carolina individuals and families who need advice or representation in estate planning and administration matters. John provides an in-depth analysis of each client’s needs and works toward reducing estate taxes, avoiding probate and ensuring that health care decisions are handled appropriately. John helps individuals with modest and large estates achieve their goals.


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