Child Support For Wealthy Parent


#1

Hello.

I’m interested in know, as a resident of Charlotte, NC, what would the court generally do in cases of a parent with high income. Say the parent is a professional athlete that makes well over 100k per month. I’ve seen cases where celebrities and athletes had to pay the custodial parent from low to high five-figure payments per month. Is this how it’s done in North Carolina?


#2

Child support is determined based on the best interest of the child as the high income makes the case “off guideline”.


#3

So you’re saying NC’s stance is that the child rightfully deserves to live the same lifestyle as the wealthy non-custodial? Basically I’m asking is this how it’s usually done.


#4

Yes, the court can consider the child’s standard of living.