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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 with cash payments and/or property transfers. The most common method of payment is cash payment in monthly installments. When child support is not paid as ordered the court can hold the non-paying party in contempt of court and send him or her to jail. If you are a parent trying to collect child support, go to the North Carolina Child Support Enforcement website at It contains all the information you need to answer your questions about child support. If you still have questions, feel free to call attorney John Fernandez at (919) 719-2722 or send him an email to

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
9555 US Highway 15-501 North
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 601-5028

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