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Child Support Attorney in Clayton, North Carolina

Making sure you and your children have a sound financial future

According to North Carolina Child Support Guidelines, both parents must support their children until they are 21 years of age and graduate from high school, and the income of both parents is considered in determining child support. The amount of child support each parent must pay is calculated according to the Child Support Guidelines. I am a Clayton child support lawyer who hopes to put you and the other parent of your child in a better position to live amicably with each other and your children.

It is my goal to help you understand how child support is determined by North Carolina family courts, who take into consideration the following factors:

  • Income of both parents
  • Number of children
  • Age of the children
  • Any special-needs costs of children
  • Costs of childcare
  • Expenses of both spouses
  • Costs of child’s healthcare

The obligation to pay child support cannot be discharged through bankruptcy or unemployment or voluntarily waived by the parent who must pay it. I have 21 years of experience representing mothers and fathers seeking to establish, modify or enforce child support.

Spousal support

I am a Clayton spousal support lawyer who has worked for 21 years with men and women to resolve all types of spousal support issues from the establishment of temporary support to modifications of alimony after divorces are final. These matters are often complex and contentious, but I have the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process.

Alimony is the financial support paid to the dependent spouse from the supportive spouse. Alimony begins when your divorce is final. If you have been financially dependent on your spouse, the state of North Carolina has developed laws to help you. Post-separation support, which is temporary, bridges the gap until your alimony begins. To receive alimony, you must make your request in writing before your divorce is final.

The factors used by the court to determine spousal support include:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Age of each spouse
  • Health of each spouse
  • Educational levels of each spouse
  • Income of each spouse
  • The standard of living enjoyed during the prior years of the marriage

My goal is for you to wind up with a fair spousal support agreement or ruling even in the most complex cases — whether you are the spouse who requires support or the spouse who faces the possibility of providing it.

Clayton family lawyer protecting your financial interests

When you need assistance with any child or spousal support matter, call me at 919-585-1589 or contact me online to schedule an appointment.