Many people in North Carolina probably only think of child support orders in the context of a divorce proceeding. That is fair, as child support is typically an important and hotly contested issue in divorce cases. However, child support orders are common between parents who were never married as well. Whatever the circumstances for the need for a child support order, there should be one overriding goal: that the order be fair.
So, will your child support order be fair? That is usually an open question, even though family law courts have guidelines to follow when it comes to setting the amount and frequency of child support. The idea is that both parents will be responsible for the financial needs of the minor child, until that child reaches the age of 18. But, various factors, such as who has primary physical custody of the child, the income differences between the parents and the financial needs of the child, can make determining a child support order more difficult. It is in those situations when having the right legal advocate by your side might make all the difference.
Pursue a fair order
At our law firm, we work with parents in North Carolina who want to make sure that their child support order isn’t skewed in favor of one side or the other. And, we also work with parents who need to modify existing child support orders. Your financial wellbeing is just as important as that of the other parent. Fairness should be the name of the game.
For more information, please visit the child support overview section of our law firm’s website. When you see a child support dispute on the horizon, make sure you are prepared with the right information for your legal situation.