This spring, a court in Italy ruled that a financially strapped chef can pay child support in the form of pizza in lieu of money. While this story might make us chuckle, anyone going through determination of child support knows it’s no laughing matter for the families involved. The more you know going into the courtroom, the better prepared you are to make sure the final determination of support will meet the needs of your children while also taking into consideration each party’s income. So, how is child support determined?
North Carolina uses specific child support guidelines to determine how much money the payor parent owes each month. These guidelines take into account not only the need for adequate housing for the child, but also essential items for the child’s well-being such as... read more