Child Support

In North Carolina, so long as the parties have a combined annual gross income of $300,000.00 or less, there is a presumption that child support will be paid in accord with the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines.

The particular worksheet that is used to determine child support is generally based on the number of overnights each child spends with each parent.

The guidelines set by the Conference of Chief District Court Judges are updated at least once every four years.

In the event the parties have a combined annual gross income of more than $300,000.00, child support is to be determined based upon the reasonable needs of the child for health, education and maintenance, based upon, among other things, the accustomed standard of living of the child and the parents. The guidelines note that the schedule of basic child support may be of assistance to the court in determining a minimal level of support.

North Carolina Child Support Guidelines – Effective January 1, 2015

Calculators to determine NC Child Support – Worksheets A, B & C