NC Child Support
North Carolina Child Support
The NC child support guidelines are based on the "income shares" model. The income shares model is based on the idea that child support is a shared parental obligation and that children should receive the same proportion of parental
income he or she would have received if the child's parents lived together.
The North Carolina child support schedule is based on economic data which represents adjusted
estimates of average household spending for children between birth and age 18. These totals exclude child care,
health insurance, and health care costs in excess of $100 per year.
Expenses incurred because of visitation are not factored into this schedule.
The schedule assumes that the parent who receives child support claims the tax exemptions for the child.
If the parent who receives child support has minimal or no income tax liability, the court may consider requiring the
custodial parent to assign the exemption to the supporting parent and deviate from the general North Carolina child support guidelines.
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The North Carolina AOC (Administrative Office of the Court) has 3 very useful calculators to estimate NC child support and we provide the
With these free calculators, North Carolina child support can be figured based on:
1. Primary custody
2. Shared or joint custody
3. Split custody
This link will also take you to the North Carolina Clerk of the Court and to the online payment center.
Child Support Resource Center
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