In North Carolina, parents have a legal duty to financially support their children until they reach 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. The amount of support each parent is obligated to pay is generally based upon the proportion his or her income contributes toward the total income of the parties.
In most cases, the amount of child support a parent is obligated to pay is calculated according to the Child Support Guidelines. In certain circumstances, these guidelines do not apply, and in those cases, child support will be calculated based upon the needs of the child and the ability of the parents to pay support.
For more information refer to Questions 5 & 7 on the Facts & Questions page.
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The North Carolina Child Support Guidelines apply to the determination of support of a minor child by a parent or parents whose combined gross annual income is $300,000 or less ($25,000 per month). This child support calculator (“Calculator”) is designed to provide an estimation of the amount of child support that may be owed by one or both parents who may have custodial rights of a minor child and whose combined income does not exceed $300,000 and thus are subject to the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. Although the Calculator, when used correctly, should result in an accurate approximation of the amount of child support that may be owed or due to a parent involved in a child support proceeding in North Carolina, we recommend you consult a qualified family law attorney if you are involved in a matter in which child support is to be determined to verify the amount of child support that may be appropriate in your particular circumstances. The use of this Calculator does not constitute legal advice nor create an attorney-client relationship with Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis & Taylor PLLC or any of the attorneys of Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis & Taylor PLLC. Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis & Taylor PLLC shall not be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use of the Calculator and Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis & Taylor PLLC makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the outcome of any legal proceeding in which the user of the Calculator may be involved.