Chinquapin, NC asked in Family Law and Child Support for North Carolina

Q: In NC, if my employer directly pays my childcare provider the cost of my daughter's childcare how does that factor in

when I file for child support? Would that mean the cost of her child care doesn't count as a work-related expense because neither parent is directly paying? Or because it is a benefit of my job would it factor into my income and as an expense I'm paying? Very unsure.

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Melissa Averett
Melissa Averett
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It can be counted as income to you and credited to you as an expense, or it can not go into the child support calculation at all since you are not paying it. What can't happen is it can't be credited as an expense without an income adjustment, and it can't be counted as income without an expense credit. I would run the calculation both ways and then decide what to argue.

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