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If the child support guidelines apply, what factors determine the amount of child support?

The primary factors are: (a) the placement schedule the parties are following; (b) the gross income of each party; (c) whether there are other children from another marriage or relationship; (c) whether either parent has work-related childcare expenses; (d) the insurance premiums being paid for the child; and (e) whether there are other extraordinary expenses. You can attempt to calculate child support by visiting the North Carolina Child Support Enforcement agency website at However, you are strongly cautioned and encouraged to speak to an attorney. North Carolina Family Law Attorney John Fernandez can advise you about the appropriate amount of child support that should be paid for your children.

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.


John P. Fernandez
Attorney at Law
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Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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