Spouse's Income


Normally, third party contributions will not be considered by the court in child support actions. However, you can ask the court to “deviate” from the “guidelines” amount, and a court may consider third party contributions in setting the child support amount.

David L. McGuire
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Is there any circumstance where a non-custodial step-parents income could be used in determining child support?