Huntersville Child Support Lawyer
Child Support: Rights & Responsibilities of North Carolina Parents
In a divorce or paternity case, the determination and award of child support may be in order. Involving a family law attorney may be in your best interests to ensure your children are appropriately cared for and accurately present your financial situation. 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?
A significant life change can affect one's decision-making skills, which is why hiring an experienced child support attorney is substantial. In addition, a lawyer can help you comprehend your case and rights and assist both parties in 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 support calculated?
- Can you negotiate for a different 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 working due to a significant change in circumstances? For example, a substantial increase or decrease in income or a change in a child’s needs could warrant child support modification. Our Huntersville attorneys can talk to you about whether this applies to your child support case and how to proceed in requesting or challenging a change.
Understanding Child Support Modifications
Life circumstances can change at any time, affecting your ability to pay or receive child support. If you are experiencing financial hardship or significant changes in your income, you may be eligible for a child support modification. Our Huntersville child support lawyers can help you understand the process and guide you through the necessary steps to request a modification.
Some common reasons to request a child support modification include:
- Job loss or significant decrease in income
- Medical issues or disability
- Change in custody arrangements
- Cost of living increases
It's important to note that modifications can be requested by either the paying or receiving parent. Our Huntersville child support attorneys at David Self Family Law and Mediation can help you determine if a modification is appropriate for your situation and provide you with the legal support you need to navigate the process.
For more information on child support and your rights and responsibilities, call (980) 223-3340 or contact my firm online.
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