Child Support Calculator
The calculation of child support involves the use of a formula which has certain variables. The most significant variables are each party's income, daycare expenses, the cost of medical insurance, and the living arrangements of the children.
Please click on the link below that will redirect you to the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines webpage on the North Carolina Health and Human Services website. There you will be able to utilize their child support calculator that will help give an estimate of possible child support payments.
Child support is a form of support payment that is often ordered when two parents are no longer living together. It is in the best interest of any child to have financial support from both parents. It is also sound public policy to require that parents support their children so those children do not become wards of the state or otherwise dependent upon state run welfare or support programs.
Child support may be ordered even in instances where a parent does not have contact with his or her child, unless that parent has legally surrendered parental rights with the permission of both the court and the other parent