How Much Child Support Will I pay in NC?
NC Fathers noticed that we get a lot of searches for the keywords “How Much Child Support Will I have To Pay in NC?”, so we figured it was time to write a blog about the subject in an effort to let non-custodial families know about our organization. Before we answer the question on how much child support you will pay, let us introduce ourselves. NC Fathers is a State level organization of non-custodial families who want reform in the NC Family Courts and with Social Services agencies, so that non-custodial families can enjoy equally shared parenting when they desire it. If you identify with this and have been fighting the courts to get greater visitation or joint custody, then you are at the right place! Please consider joining our MAILING LIST after reviewing our GOALS, and also consider joining us on FACEBOOK. Additionally, please click on the RED and BLUE graphic below to get more information on the federal child support enforcement program, and what this program is doing BEHIND the scenes that is preventing you from getting anything closed to equal parentage and access to your children, grandchildren, step-children, or nieces/nephews. Additionally, we ask that you thoroughly read the related posts links below as these pages will give you a good idea about what it is non-custodial families face in NC.
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How much child support you will pay in NC is dependent on a lot of things, and there is no set amount. In NC, child support is calculated using three different worksheets. If you are the non-custodial parent, and you have UNDER 120 overnights, the amount of child support you pay will be calculated using Worksheet A. If you have OVER 120 overnights, then the amount of child support you will have to pay will be calculated using Worksheet B. If you have two children, and you have custody of one child, and your ex has custody of the other child, then the amount of child support will be calculated using Worksheet C.
Other factors that play into how much child support you will have to pay is the income of both parents, and if the custodial parent goes on public assistance after the divorce. In addition to child support, as the non-custodial parent you will likely be paying the lions share of daycare expenses and medical insurance.
But here is the kicker. In NC, Judges have 100% discretion to deviate from the child support calculations as they deem necessary. Things that influence this could be severe disability of a child, or just making a Judge mad at any hearing you may have. In these cases, your child support will likely be calculated using the worksheets, then the Judge will add on any amount they deem suitable if they particularly don’t like you.
So, in short, there is no set amount of child support you will have to pay in NC, since Judges have complete discretion and 100% immunity for any gross bias or discrimination they demonstrate. Our organization has examples of non-custodial fathers paying 60% of their income.
Remember, the State of NC gets back ONE DOLLAR for every dollar they collect in Child Support that is then used to replenish Medicaid and Welfare Funds. So there is absolutely an incentive for you paying as much as they can squeeze from you, which is usually done by decreasing the amount of over nights you have with your child.
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