For 7 years now, I have been paying child support to my daughter’s mother. We have since moved. Mainly due to changing medical insurance expenses, and a new addition to the family (my new baby boy), it is time to update the child support for my daughter.
My situation in a nutshell:
- My daughter’s mother and I were never married. We went our separate ways in spring 2009.
- In December 2010, we filed a “Consent Custody And Child Support Order” in Mecklenburg County. I have been paying that child support since. Having my daughter for 145 nights/year, it is based on shared/joint custody (worksheet B).
- In September 2014, I married my current wife.
- In May 2015, my daughter’s mother married her current husband.
- In October/November 2014,my wife and I moved to Belmont, NC (Gaston County).
- In the same In October/November 2014 timeframe, my daughter’s mother and her husband moved to Tega Cay, SC.
Now in different states, what is the governing state (and/or county, if applicable) in the matter of child support?
I have come to understand that once a custody schedule is established, child support is just a formula to be calculated. I can certainly pursue this, with my daughter’s mother, outside the court system, but need to know what calculator applies. NC or SC? Does SC have a similar worksheet A/B situation?
Thanks for any help,