Child Support

Huntersville Child Support Lawyer

Child Support: Rights & Responsibilities of North Carolina Parents

In a divorce or a paternity case, the determination and award of child support may be in order. This can be a complex matter, however, and involving an family law attorney may be in your best interests to ensure your children are properly cared for and that your financial situation is accurately presented. Serving Huntersville and the surrounding areas in North Carolina, David Self Law, PLLC is here to guide you through your child support and custody matter.

Is It Better To Get A Lawyer For Child Support?

Going through a big life change can have a huge effect on one's decision-making skills which is why it is very important to hire an experienced child support attorney. A lawyer can help you comprehend your case, your rights and assist both parties come to a reasonable and practical contract.

I can offer my counsel as an experienced trial lawyer and mediator to help you answer such questions as:

  • Will you be entitled to receive or required to pay child support?
  • How is child support calculated?
  • Can you negotiate for a different child support amount?
  • What can be done to enforce child support that isn’t getting paid?
  • Can you modify an existing child support order?

Find out how I can work as your child support attorney to protect your interests while ensuring your child or children get the care and support they need. Call (980) 223-3340 today!

Working Within & Beyond Child Support Guidelines

Child support guidelines are meant to be just that: guidelines. They provide a foundation upon which a workable child support arrangement can be built. This means that there is some leeway in deciding upon an amount that works for each family. Some children may have special medical or educational needs, and some affluent families may wish to pay for private education or enrichment activities that should continue even after a divorce.

By assessing your unique goals and the needs of your child or children, I can work with you to create a case that pursues the child support you need or protects your financial security if you’re meant to pay child support. I can do it all within the bounds of North Carolina child support laws.

Child Support Enforcement in North Carolina

Has your spouse fallen behind on child support payments? Have you been accused of failing to pay child support? I offer my services as a Huntersville child support attorney to represent parents in pursuing or challenging enforcement proceedings. Situations such as this can quickly escalate, but I know how to take a proactive approach to protect my clients’ interests.

Do You Have to Pay Child Support if You Have Joint Custody in NC?

Yes, you do have to pay child support if you have joint custody in NC over your children. Both parents in North Carolina are fully responsible and required for supporting their children until the age of 18, unless there is a termination of parental rights.

Modifications to Child Support

Is the original child support order no longer workable due to a significant change in circumstances? A substantial increase or decrease in income or a change in a child’s needs could warrant a modification of child support. Our Huntersville child support attorneys can talk to you about whether this is applicable in your case and how to proceed in requesting or challenging a modification.

For more information on child support and your rights and responsibilities, call (980) 223-3340 or contact my firm online.

Client Testimonials

  • Joy S.

    David made sure I understood all of the options of the outcome. I appreciate all he did for me and my case!

  • CD J

    Highly recommend.

  • Joanna B.

    I highly recommend his firm.

  • Ken B.

    David was great to work with.

  • A.M.

    I believe I received the best outcomes from both cases.

  • C.M.

    Mr. Self represented me well and helped me through a difficult transition.

  • A.G.

    The decision to have David represent me helped me and my family work through what could have been a very difficult process.

  • Janice C.

    I highly recommend David for any family law services you need.

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    David and Sara were both knowledgeable.

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What Makes Us Different?

  • Trustworthiness

    We are  dedicated to protecting your rights and the rights of your family, and we pride ourselves on creating long-lasting relationships with each of our clients.

  • Personalized Approach

    While we have numerous clients, our firm will always treat you as a priority. Family law is personal, and you’re not just a case number. We provide the individualized attention you deserve.

  • Responsive Guidance

    We are incredibly attentive and will answer you whenever you need us. No problem is too small.