Child Custody and Support

Child Custody in North Carolina

In North Carolina, child custody laws govern the physical custody of minor children by adults, or sometimes the custody of individuals who are adults but suffer from certain mental or medical challenges. Legal or physical custody or visitation rights are granted by the court and can be permanent, temporary or initial in nature. Custody is a separate legal issue from child support, which refers to financial obligations for the care of the custodial person.

Issues revolving around child custody can affect your choices relative to the place you live, when you work, and who you choose to associate with. Child custody comes in many forms and can be awarded to one person (sole custody), jointly or in a split fashion. You, and those who depend upon you, have legal rights and protections. Unfortunately, these may need to be address when you and your loved ones are emotionally fragile. Having the benefit of competent counsel can help you make the best choices for you and your children.

Child Support in North Carolina

Child support is not always a one-time determination. As the financial circumstances of the adults in the situation change, many times it becomes necessary to revisit even a long-standing child support obligation. North Carolina calculates child support based on very specific guidelines, including the gross income of each parent. The type of custody awarded to one party will affect the way child support is calculated.

Parent incomes are not the only thing that affect child support obligations. Variables like costs of tutoring, counseling, and extracurricular activities for your children will consequently cause variables in the guidelines. Competent legal advice relative to custody and support issues and the federal tax benefits and penalties is imperative.

Jack Poisson understands the emotional and  financial repercussions of divorce, separation and child custody and support issues. Our experience and expertise in the North Carolina Child Support and Custody laws, as well as federal tax laws that affect you, can be your guide at this time of turmoil.

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