Child Support Lawyers in Wilmington NC
Child support is a monthly allowance that noncustodial parents pay to help cover the living expenses of their children. Although it is possible for parents to agree upon child support payments, often the help of a knowledgeable lawyer is needed to finalize the exact terms, help to resolve disputes or work to enforce court orders.
While you may find child support calculators around the internet, the devil is in the details regarding adjustments that can make all the difference between an adequate award and a great child support award.
In North Carolina, the amount of child support is calculated by considering a variety of factors, such as each parent’s income, medical insurance costs, day care or school expenses and the children’s living arrangements. Once the court issues the orders, child support modification can only be made if there is a substantial change in circumstances. These circumstances can include:
- An increase or decrease in the noncustodial parent’s income
- An increase or decrease in the custodial parent’s income
- A change in the child’s needs
It is in your best interests to make modifications as soon as possible, as payments cannot be altered retroactively. It is also of vital importance for noncustodial parents to keep up on monthly payments. Failure to do so can result in a charge of contempt of nonpayment of child support.
As a seasoned legal team, we can help with the most complex child support issues. James W. Lea and Ryan Schultz are seasoned professionals in getting the best and most fair deal for our clients under the law.
At The Lea/Schultz Law Firm, P.C., we are legal professionals dedicated to the practice of family and domestic law. During an initial consultation, we will meet with you to understand your situation, fully explain the process and advise on your options.
Trust your family’s legal issue to experienced, dedicated professionals who care. Call us at (910) 239-5990 or use our online submission form to schedule your initial consultation.