Are you and your spouse currently in the middle of going through a divorce or are you planning on separating? If you share children with your partner, you will need to hire a Gaston County family law attorney to represent you.
At Taylor Law, PLLC, we are committed to helping you and your spouse resolve any disagreements and come to an agreement. The purpose of child support is to cover all of your child's expenses and it is highly advisable that you avoid going to court whenever possible.
Every child support case is handled and decided on a case by case matter. However, the law typically requires that the non-custodial parent pays the custodial parent a certain amount of support to ensure that the child is properly cared for.
The amount you or your spouse will be required to pay is based on a specific formula (or guidelines) which take a number of different factors into account. There may be special circumstances which are considered, such as if one parent does not work, is not capable of earning money, or anything else of importance.
A few of the factors the courts may consider are:
We encourage our clients to come to negotiate with one another and come to an agreement outside of court whenever possible. Not only does this help you maintain any remaining good will, but it also prevents putting your child through an ugly legal battle. Additionally, the court may not come to the same agreement you would hope for if you put the decision in their hands.