Establishment of Support Obligations

A legal order must be established that specifies the amount of support to be paid for the benefit of a child. The successful establishment of a support order depends guidelines determined by the NC Conference of Chief District Court Judges. These guidelines are based on locating the noncustodial parent, the needs of the child(ren) and on the ability of parents to pay. 

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Determining the Child Support Obligation

Child Support Services guidelines are used to compute a child support obligation based on the combined gross income of the custodial parent and NCP. Either the NCP can agree voluntarily to the amount of support or the obligation can be established through court action. An obligation to provide medical support in the form of health insurance through the NCP’s employer can be obtained either voluntarily or through court action.

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