Simple Child Support Calculator
For a simple and easy calculation of child support in North Carolina, we suggest trying the Rosen Law Firm Calculator. North Carolina appears to lack an official, government-sponsored calculator that is reliable and easy to use.
The Rosen Law Firm Calculator is quite simple and easy to use. But note that the estimator may not always be accurate and completely up to date for 2023.
In the state of North Carolina, the result of an online calculation should normally be interpreted carefully. You should treat the estimate as no more than a preliminary indication of the child support amount you could receive or be required to pay.
Overnights Calculator for North Carolina
According to North Carolina child support guidelines, payment amounts depend on how many overnight stays a child has with each parent annually.
Use this overnights calculator to work out how many nights of care you provide.
Calculate annual overnight stays
Vacation nights each year*
183 overnight stays per year.
50.0% of parenting time.
* Vacation nights are all nights when the regular schedule does not apply.
How Child Support is Calculated in North Carolina
Child support payments in North Carolina are calculated using the income shares method. Payments depend on the combined incomes of the parents as well as the number of children. A larger combined income or more children usually means greater payments.
The amount paid or received by an individual parent also depends on income and parenting time percentages.
- If your income percentage (your share of combined income) is higher than your care percentage (share of parenting time), you are probably the payer.
- The receiver is normally the parent with a care percentage above their income percentage.
North Carolinians paying the most child support have high incomes and rarely look after their children. On the flipside, the biggest receivers are parents who (a) work little (b) have their kids nearly all the time and (c) have a high earner as the other parent.
NC child support is calculated using a formula set by the Conference of Chief District Court Judges, applying to couples with an annual income under $360,000. The calculation determines child support to be paid based on income, nights the children spend with each parent, and other child-related expenses within the state of North Carolina.
Your custody schedule has a direct impact your child support obligation. Child support is calculated based on the number of overnights the child or children spend with each parent. Worksheet A recognizes a situation in which one parent has primary custody (more than 243 days per year). Worksheet B is applicable to parents who share custody jointly.Rosen Law Firm
North Carolinian child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem and Fayetteville. Variations in support payments may be made by the agreement of parents or at the discretion of a judge presiding over your case.
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