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Disputes about child support are often emotional and require the assistance of an experienced child support attorney. Our attorneys are passionate about helping our client’s voices be heard in these situations.
Marcellino & Tyson is a child support law firm with the knowledge and expertise to handle a wide range of cases. For example, we can help you with the enforcement or modification of child support payments. In North Carolina, both parents have a legal obligation to support their children, whether they are married or not. It is our goal to bring about a legal solution that is in the best interest of both the client and their child. Contact us today in order to talk with a child support attorney in the Charlotte, NC area. Speak to a child support lawyer near you: call (704) 919-1519 or fill out our online contact form.
Based upon the custodial arrangement, courts determine child support payment obligations based on the incomes of both parents as well as their custody/visitation arrangement. Evaluating the income of each parent is not always straightforward, especially in cases when a party is self-employed. The court may factor in other unique expenses necessary for raising the child, including health insurance costs, daycare costs, transportation costs, and more. North Carolina child support law uses a complex formula to determine financial obligations, but the court may deviate from those guidelines based on the evidence presented in the individual case (evidence regarding one party’s financial abilities or the child’s needs).
There are three worksheets that courts use to determine child support obligations in the state of North Carolina. Which worksheet to choose changes based upon each case’s unique circumstances. Our child support attorneys can guide you through these worksheets and all other requirements for your child support case.
Child support obligations may be modified or adjusted, but only if there has been a significant change in income. This change can be negative, such as losing a job, or positive, such as getting a promotion. North Carolina child support law typically requires that a minimum of three years pass after the initial order or last modification before it can be reviewed for modification.
Failure to make child support payments can result in the paying parent being held in contempt of court. In many cases, the judge may order the garnishment of the obligor’s job wages. Additional penalties may include the seizure of assets and possible revocation of professional licenses. If the obligor willfully abandons the dependent spouse, they may face a misdemeanor charge resulting in both fines and prison time.
You don’t have to face child support disputes on your own. An attorney at our Charlotte, NC child support law firm will use all of their knowledge and available resources to fight for your interests. We have helped many parents in the local area, both in and out of court.
Child support agreements are often difficult to come to. Both parties may feel that the terms are unfavorable. An experienced child support attorney from Marcellino & Tyson can advocate for your interests in court and help you pursue an effective child support agreement. Our child support law firm aims to resolve disputes outside of court when possible but provide aggressive representation in court when necessary.
If you are searching for a “child support lawyer near me” in Charlotte, NC or the surrounding areas, contact Marcellino & Tyson. We’d be more than happy to answer your questions.
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