If you read this, here my words. You might be making a big mistake if you do not have justification for leaving. If there is abuse involved, you must prove it. Drugs or alchahol envolved, you must prove it. Other than that, its all heresay. The best way to do this is to go to your local district att and explain the situation if there is abuse that affects you and your child. If there is physical abuse and you are a feemale, to to the nearest battered womens shelter. Moms and dads house will not cut it. That shows abandonment. BUT!!! If you do leave without provication and the other party is smart, they can file an emergency motion of abandonment and the child will come back to the home and you will not.
Remember this. What the courts need is to show that the child/ren have a roof over their heads and are in a stable home.
Money issues. It depends on the time of the year. If you file for childsupport hearing and the court date is on the latter six months of the year, you can ask for the previous years taxes but child support us usually computed on the last 3-4 months of income.
If you can file for the CS to be heard about the month of March or there after. That way the past years income verification is relatively new and the court can compute based upon that.
NOTE: The NC Law stated that it is Gross Income, not Net. If the other party has a side business, its not all the funds received is considered as income. Its the profits after paying overhead of the business. Example income of $20000.00 for year. Tax deduction expences are $12000.00 the taxable income thus would be $8000.00 and support calculated off of that $8000, not $20000.
Is sucks but its the way the laws read.