Child Support Worksheets


#1

Scott,

I would be happy to help you but I am not entirely clear what you are asking. Please review the instructions for the worksheets on our site and see if that helps.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCdivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

I am trying to determine if the bottom figure (#9 in the sole custody worksheet, #14 in a joint custody worksheet) is the figure that I should be paying after plugging in gross monthly incomes, child care, and health insurance. I was completely mislead when my wife and I were working on our separation agreement. It has been signed but we never had anyone look at it - I know that was a big mistake. I want to be a big part of my childrens lives but I have been crippled in my ability to do so because of this agreement. Is there anything I can do?

Thanks,
Scott


#3

Yes you have identified the correct fields on the form for determing your child support obligation. Changes to the agreement depend on the terms of the agreement. Sometimes the agreement provides for changes or provides an “escape hatch” of some sort. Finally, agreements can be set aside, in limited instances, where there is proof of fraud.

Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCdivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

Thanks - Is there a limit to the amount of child support that can be paid based on income? I am paying more than half of my income (after taxes) for child care/support.

Scott


#5

There is no specific limit. The guidelines provide the appropriate amount.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCdivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#6

One more question on this matter. When figuring child support do we need to be using figures from our last W2 form or from our current pay statement?

Scott


#7

Documentation of current income is what is required.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCdivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#8

Hello…

I am looking for a little help reading the worksheets that are on this site and also on ncchildsupport.com. After you fill in everything… Which is the final figure that I should be paying? I’d love an explanation of the entire worksheet too :slight_smile:

Thanks,
Scott