Child Support: “Court-ordered payments, typically made by the noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children”
So…you have to make child support payments. You may be asking, when will they end. Child support payments are determined using the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines, which uses a formula that accounts for each parent’s income, health insurance and child care costs, physical custody arrangement, and any other extraordinary costs incurred by each parent in computing the amount of child support owed. The general rule for when your child support obligation will end is as follows:
- When the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school (whichever happens later).
- If the child is still in high school after turning 18, but making satisfactory process towards graduating, the child support obligation would continue up until the age of 20.
- If the child becomes emancipated (can occur if the child is married before reaching age 18).
- The death of the minor child and/or the death of the payor.
If you have questions about your child support obligation or want to know more about calculating child support, contact Rech Law, P.C. today to schedule a consultation!