NC Worksheet B or C


My wife and I are separating. We have 3 children. We have agreed to joint legal custody. I have used your child support calculator to estimate my monthly child support obligation. When I show 1 child living with me, 1 child living with her and then splitting (50/50) the 3rd child, your calculator uses Worksheet C. My wife seems to think the NC Child Support Guidelines state Worksheet B should be used which entitles her to more money. I want to pay what I am responsible for, but I don’t want to overpay. Therefore, my question is which Worksheet is correct the way we are dividing the children physically. Again, 1 primarily with me, 1 primarily with her and split the time 50/50 of the 3rd child. Thank you!


In this situation, Worksheet B would be the appropriate worksheet. The NC Child Support Guidelines state that Worksheet B is to be used when “one parent has primary physical custody of one or more of the children and the parents share custody of another child.”

Worksheet C is only appropriate when custody of all children are split between the parents (each parent has primary custody of at least one child) and there is no shared custody of any children.

Anna Ayscue

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Your firm needs to correct your child support calculator you have on your website, as well as your app. Both automatically use Worksheet C to calculate the amount of child support. Thanks for your help.


I tried using your child support calculator, but it didn’t calculate anything when I got done with Step 5 and clicked on the “Calculate” button. It just sits there…like a lump on a log. Will this get fixed soon? Thank you.


Hi Aaguilar, please reply with what device and browser you are using, as well as if you are logged in or not. It appears to be working properly for us and our developer, but also try clearing your cache out on your machine in case that solves the problem, as we did recently make updates to it.


I’m usin Google Chrome oin a MacBook Pro.


Thanks, I’ll let our developer know. Are you logged into an account when you try using the calculator and could you try filling it out again (with bogus numbers for your times sake) to let me know if you are still experiencing issues?


I will try I again today, when I get a chance. But i did try it both logged
in and not logged when it didn’t work for me.


Thanks for the information, we’ll let you know what we find.


Hi Aaguilar,

Please check if this is still a problem. The issue was occurring for a few other users but appears to have been corrected for them. If you are still having an issue, please private message me the following - I’ve included links that will answer these questions for you/instruct you on how to do it for your convenience:


Thank you. I will try it out at my earliest convenience.