Hello there. I have a question regarding the NC child support guidelines/state statues. I am close to this situation and attempting to help ‘guide’ the custodial father to ensure that he is fully informed of the process as well as his rights.
A few months ago, I was reading through as much information as I could, and I clearly remember reading that in situations where BOTH parents are absent, BOTH must be considered for child support. (Of course, I cannot find the screen shot I took now!)
Father has full legal custody of one minor son. Due to deployments, son resided with paternal grandmother. Upon medical retirement, grandmother refused relocation of son to fathers custody. Father has not pursued legal action due to finances, situation, believed best interests of child, etc.
Fast Forward. Paternal grandma has now opened CSE case. Has verbalized that she will ‘pay’ father any amount that she is awarded, and intentions are simply to ensure that fathers significant other would be hindered if she decided to file for support with their son.
The mother has visitation of minor son, but no legal custody. Grandmother states she had no desire to seek support from son’s mother.
My question is, can they accurately calculate a child support order for Father without considering Mother’s support obligations also?
It’s hard to find information regarding this situation due to it being unique. Any information would be helpful. (Including what to expect, effect this has on any potential orders regarding second child, resources for veterans legal aid, etc.)