Your kids’ well-being during the divorce process is likely atop the list of your concerns.  A number of factors come into play when it comes to child custody.  If you are considering separation or divorce, it is best to consult with a professional you can trust. Your children’s well-being and your ability to care for their needs is incredibly important. If you have questions about child support, call the law firm of SeiferFlatow today at 704-512-0606 to set up a consultation.

Child support is financial support given to the party that obtains custody of a minor child.

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The 2019 North Carolina Child Support Guidelines became effective January 1, 2019. There are no significant changes from the previous guidelines, except that the new guidelines' threshold is $360,000 combined income per year. This means that if the combined adjusted gross income is more than $360,000 per year, the child support obligation cannot be determined by using the child support schedule.

These guidelines provide a helpful summary of how child support is calculated, and also goes into more detail concerning the following issues related to child support:

  • Retroactive child support (a parent's obligation to support his or her child for a period before a child support action was filed);
  • Parents with low incomes;
  • Parents with high incomes;
  • Income;
  • Child Care Costs and how they related to child support;
  • Health insurance and how it related to child support; and
  • Other extraordinary expenses.

If the guidelines are applicable in your case, a presumptive child support obligation must be determined by using one of the following Child Support Worksheets:

Meet the Family Law Team

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Missy Foard

Partner - Head of Family Law

Missy’s mission is to help individuals navigate through these highly bureaucratic systems while providing superior client service and advocacy. Read more about Missy and how she helps her family law clients in NC.

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Izzy Vaughan-Jones

Associate Attorney

Izzy joined the SeiferFlatow Team in 2021 to assist Family Law and Civil Litigation clients. She is focused on helping counsel and advise people through challenging situations involving divorce, custody, and family law. Learn more about Izzy. 

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Nina Moulas

Associate Attorney

Nina has focused her practice on assisting clients with family law matters including separation, divorce, and child custody.  She recognizes the importance of truly listening to clients and helping them navigate through a challenging time. 

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Brandi DeHart


Brandi is often the first point of contact when someone needs information about starting the divorce process, how to handle a child custody situation, what their next steps should be in the separation process, and more.

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