My wife and I are seeking a separation and divorce and have 3 children. I would like to know if in the state of NC does someone have to pay child support even if there is legal joint custody, and both parents are equally contributing to take care of the children? Neither one of us is out to get money from the other party as we both take care of all of our children in all aspects. The same applies for alimony. We are not seeking money from each other. We just merely want to go our separate ways.