North Carolina uses the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines to determine the monthly amount of child support. The guidelines are established by the Conference of Chief District Court Judges. The guidelines were last revised in 2019. The guidelines apply to parties whose combined income is $360,000 annually/$30,000 monthly or less. If the parties combined income is greater than $360,000 annually/$30,000, then court will determine the amount of support based on the reasonable needs of the child(ren) for health, education, and maintenance taken into account the earnings and accustomed standard of living of the parties. To get more information about child support and the NC Child Support Guidelines click on the following link for the NC Child Support Services: https://www.ncchildsupport.com/ecoa/cseGuideLineDetails.htm
Primary Custody - Child Support Worksheet A: This link should be used as a guideline to calculate the monthly child support obligation when party has primary custody of all of the minor child(ren).
Joint Custody or Shared Custody - Child Support Worksheet B: This link should be used as a guideline to calculate the monthly support obligation when: 1) the parents share custody of all of the minor child(ren) and each parent has more than 122 overnights OR 2) when one parent has primary physical custody of one or more of the children and the parents share custody of another child.
Split Custody - Child Support Worksheet C: This link should be used as a guideline to calculate the monthly support obligation when primary physical custody of two or more children is split between the parents.