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What are the penalties for failing to pay child support?

Divorcing with children can pose many challenges, as parents are left making some of the hardest decisions in their lives. While it can be hard to reach a child custody agreement, this is likely only the beginning. A parent might request child support in these matters, requiring parents to either negotiate or litigate this matter. Once established, a parent must make these payments according to this order.

Helping you establish an amicable child support order

We all take steps to meet the needs of our children. While we are bound by the finances we bring home, the desire to continually meet the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly needs of our children during and after marriage remains. Divorce can often complicate matters. Not only must parents establish a custody arrangement, but they must also determine whether each parent can meet the costs of raising the children. This is where requesting child support can be imperative.

The cost of raising a child impacts child support orders

When couples in North Carolina decide to expand their family, they do not always think about all the factors that go with the decision. Sure, they understand that babies are a lot of work and they need a lot of things, but what about everything the child will need until they are a self-supporting adult? When a parent thinks about the cost of raising a child, they never think of a large number, but rather how much it costs on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Looking at it this way helps divorcing parents better establish a child support agreement; however, does this really end up meeting all the financial needs of the child?

Addressing your child support needs during divorce

It is no doubt that when you have a child you are faced with a multitude of responsibilities. While some of these come naturally, others are more obvious and have to continually be addressed. Raising a child can be costly; thus, parents often work to bring in enough financial recourses so these needs are met. But, when parents divorce, they are no longer a unit working to pay for the needs of their child. Thus, child support is frequently requested during dissolution, as it is the only way to ensure that the financial needs of the child will continually be met.

Noncustodial parent's bankruptcy does not end child support

Not every North Carolina resident will file for it, but many have heard of it: bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is the legal process by which a person may eliminate many of their debts either through the liquidation of their assets in Chapter 7 bankruptcy or the repayment of their debts in Chapter 13 bankruptcy. When a noncustodial parent who has delinquent child support payments in their history files for bankruptcy, a custodial parent may become nervous about whether those payments will ever be made.

Is there a max amount of child support that I will have to pay?

Child support is an important obligation between a noncustodial parent and their child. In North Carolina, a parent may be subject to the state's child support guidelines if they divorce, separate or otherwise do not maintain a shared household with their child's other parent. Although there are a number of factors that can modify the guideline recommendations for child support, a parent's income is often a determining factor in the amount of money they will be obligated to provide to their child.

Many forms of income may be withheld to pay child support

Parents who are obligated to pay child support for the benefit of their kids know how important it is that those payments be made on time and in full. When a parent fails to abide by the terms of their child support agreement or order, they may face significant penalties for their delinquencies. One of those penalties is the withholding of any income they may receive from a variety of sources.

Enforcing an out-of-state child support order in North Carolina

Not that long ago Americans spent much of their lives living in the same communities where their parents grew up. It was not uncommon for individuals to stay near their places of birth for the entirety of their lives and raise their families in the same towns they grew up in. A lot has changed, though, and now many of the residents of North Carolina have moved into the state from other states as well as nations across the world.

What events end child support in North Carolina?

When a person brings a child into the world they are obligated to provide for that child financially as the youth grows into an adult. Generally, in North Carolina and many other jurisdictions throughout the country, a parent's child support obligation lasts until the child reaches the age of majority, which in North Carolina is 18 years of age. However, a child support obligation can end earlier if certain conditions are met.

Your child's financial needs may be met through child support

Children are a beautiful reminder of just how kind and unassuming the world can be. Children throughout North Carolina exhibit an innocence that, in some cases, is lost as age and experience teach them that they will have to face many challenges during their lifetimes. Many parents want to hold onto that goodness for as long as possible and seek to keep their kids well-cared for while they are still young.

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