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Extra Expenses and Child Support – Who Pays?

Extra Expenses and Child Support – Who Pays?

Your daughter is a star gymnast.  She has been in competitions since she was 5 and now she is 11.  She really has a shot at a scholarship and possibly the Olympics one day. But the lessons and competitions are not cheap.  This didn’t matter so much when you and your Ex were still together. Now, all of a sudden, it matters. Your Ex says it...

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What is a Qualified Medical Child Support Order?

What is a Qualified Medical Child Support Order?

We like to think all parents want to support their children financially and ensure they are well taken care of. And when parents are together either as spouses or partners, spending money on a child doesn’t seem to be a big deal. But as soon as parents separate, and the dreaded word child support is mentioned, things can become contentious fast. Fortunately, the law is...

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child support self employed

How is child support calculated if a parent is self-employed?

The North Carolina Child Support Guidelines are pretty straightforward; if you spend any time on our child support calculator, you’ll notice that much. Once you input each parent’s income and number of overnights you can have a good idea of what your child support obligation may be. But what happens in cases where income is hard to determine? This is certainly the case for self-employed individuals....

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Violating a Court Order: What You Need to Know

Violating a Court Order: What You Need to Know

Violations of court orders relating to custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and other family law issues can result in a finding of contempt of court and even jail time for the offending party. The following North Carolina cases illustrate the issues.


Who to Contact When Your Spouse Isn’t Paying Child Support

Who to Contact When Your Spouse Isn’t Paying Child Support

Child Support Enforcement Agency Phone Numbers: A BC D EFGHIJLMNOPR STUVWY Alamance County (336) 570-6570 Alexander County (828) 632-1080 Allegheny County (336) 372-2411 Anson County (704) 694-3115 Ashe County (336) 219-2734 Beaufort County (252) 975-5520 Bertie County (252) (252) 332-2913 Bladen County (910) 862-6800 Brunswick County (910) 253-2077 Buncombe County (828) 232-1416 Burke County (828) 439-2000 Cabarrus County (704) 920-1400 Caldwell County (828) 757-8610 Camden...

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NC Child Support Guidelines

NC Child Support Guidelines

North Carolina's child support guidelines apply as a rebuttable presumption in all legal proceedings involving the child support obligation of a parent (including orders entered in criminal and juvenile proceedings, orders entered in UIFSA proceedings, and voluntary support agreements and consent orders approved by the court.) The guidelines do not apply to orders for "prior maintenance" (reimbursement of child-related expenses incurred prior to the date an action for child support is filed) or child support orders entered against stepparents or other persons or agencies who are secondarily liable for child support.


Can I Change My Child Support Agreement?

Can I Change My Child Support Agreement?

Modification in General If a separation agreement has not become part of a court order, then (like other contracts) it can be modified only with the consent of the parties.  The parties can consent “in advance” by including in the agreement a provision that it may be modified under specified circumstances.  If the parties don’t agree that those specified circumstances exist, then the party seeking...

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Insurance Coverage for Former Spouses

Insurance Coverage for Former Spouses

Once coverage ends, under either the COBRA or mini-COBRA statues, a former spouse will need to find new health insurance. If a former spouse becomes ill or injured or acquires a chronic health condition (such as diabetes) while covered by COBRA, he or she may have a difficult time finding an insurer who will provide coverage.


How Do I Prepare to Meet With a Lawyer?

How Do I Prepare to Meet With a Lawyer?

How An Attorney Can Help Since property settlements can be very complicated, a lawyer can help you decide which of your belongings are marital property and which are separate property, and advise you as to how the court will divide that property. A lawyer will also be able to assist you in drafting a separation agreement in order to document your arrangements with your spouse....

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