There is no maximum for child support. It based on a worksheet depending on the custody schedule and both parent’s financial circumstances.
A child support court order can be modified upon a substantial change in circumstances affecting the wellbeing of the minor children. Deployment and involuntary decrease in pay may be enough to show a substantial change in circumstances. Three years from the entry of the current order and a 15% or more difference in the current child support payment in the current order and what the new monthly child support payment would be if a new worksheet was used is also considered a substantial change in circumstances to modify a child support order.
You can use our Child Support Calculator to determine what child support should be.
And for more detailed information on the Child Support Guidelines, check out our article NC Child Support Guidelines.
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