High Point, NC asked in Child Support and Divorce for North Carolina

Q: The child support agency in North Carolina has sent me a letter saying that after a review they want to raise my support

They want to raise my support by close to 100%. My ex-wife thought that was too high. She's the one that initiated a review. Will the court allow us to negotiate a reasonable amount or am I bound by their terms?

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Child Support is based on guidelines. Basically, plug in your incomes and out comes a child support amount. If that amount is what your ex wants - it will be non-negotiable. The only thing you can really do is hire an attorney to make sure the calculation is correct or convince your ex to either drop the case with child support enforcement or at least tell the case worker she will agree to a lesser amount.

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