Alimony and Child Support Lawyers Raleigh

Post Separation Support for marriage unless otherwise outlined in a prenuptial agreement will include the dependent spouse receiving income from the providing spouse, in the form of Alimony, and if there is a shared child from the marriage child support

Alimony Lawyers Raleigh

In North Carolina, Alimony is the payment for support and maintenance of a dependent spouse by a supporting spouse. Typically the dependent spouse, husband, or wife, is in fact, substantially dependent on the supporting spouse for their support.

Child Support Attorneys

The judge decides the amount of payments that will be made after a divorce. The way that your case is presented to the judge can make all the difference in the amount regarding payments. No matter what, unless you have full custody of the child, you will be paying some amount of child support. It just depends on how much. If you have the best interests of the child in mind, it may not be best for you to pay excessive amounts in child support, as your ex-partner may squander this money when you would be using the money more effectively for your child. If this is the case, contact us as soon as possible.

How is the amount of Alimony decided?

Alimony or Post Serpartion support paid by the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse until an arranged date or until the spouse dies, or remarries. The factors that are go into consideration for the amount of alimony payments.

  • the parties current Standard of living
  • the present employment status of both parties
  • the ability of either party to earn income
  • the current debt obligations the parties face
  • legal obligations to support others

 

How is the Amount of Child Support Decided?

In deciding the amount of child support that needs to be paid, the judge uses many of the same factors. These two things to not get separate consideration or a separate trial. A child support lawyer presents the case for both at one time. While the facts of an argument are always going to be the same, unless our investigation team finds out new information, the way that it is presented is what gets an amount of Alimony or child support changed. The Law Corner has years of experience in the ligation process of and presenting information in the correct way.

Does my ex-partner get to use the Child Support money for things other than to support the child?

Technically, child support payments are only supposed to use on the child they are for. However, many times, the argument that is used is that it is being used for the child directly. Besides this, no one governing agency monitors the use of child support money explicitly.

Will I have to pay Alimony and Child Support ? How do I pay less?

If a child resulted from the marriage, the individual who makes more money will have to pay both alimony and child support. The amount of payment depends on what the judge decides. The Law Corner works with our clients and the judges to get the absolute best solution for our clients. 

Alimony and Child Support modification Attorneys

Parents can write out the provisions of child support in a Separation Agreement. If a parent believes he or she will have trouble receiving regular child support payments, it may be necessary to ask the court to order payments. A claim for child support can be filed at any time while the child is a minor and is always modifiable. The amount of child support is typically reviewed every three years or upon a significant change in circumstances such as loss of employment or a temporary or permanent disability.

How is Wake County child support determined?

The court uses established guidelines to determine how much child support each parent pays. The guidelines generally are set to meet the reasonable needs of the child for health, education, and maintenance, taking into consideration the estates, earnings, conditions, accustomed standard of living of the child and the parties, the childcare and homemaker contributions of each party, and other facts of a particular case.

What if the North Carolina child support payments are more than my ability to pay?

A judge may vary from the child support guidelines. The party ordered to pay child support will have to show by the higher weight of the evidence that the application of the guidelines would be unjust or inappropriate.

What Recourse do I have if my spouse refuses to pay Wake County Court-ordered child support?

There are several remedies available a judge may use to enforce child support payments. A judge may secure payments by means of a bond, seizure of property, by requiring the execution of an assignment of wages, arrest, garnishment of wages, or place a specific lien against a particular real property.

How long will child support payments last?

Child support payments last until a child reaches 18 unless the child is still in high school or fails to make satisfactory academic progress towards graduation, or reaches age 20, whichever comes first. In addition, payments will cease if the child becomes emancipated.

If you are in a situation where you are worried about the amount of money that you will either be paying or receiving in your post-separation agreements contact The Law Corner today to have your questions answered with a consultation.

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