Every parent has a duty to support his or her children. North Carolina provides "worksheets" to determine the level of support needed in each case. However, calculating the numbers behind the worksheets can be complex and can change the amount owed to a parent significantly. Read about the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines.
However, oftentimes the Department of Social Services ("DSS") becomes involved in the child support process; commonly referred to as IV-D Court here in North Carolina. DSS can establish and enforce a child support order using the contempt power of the court. This places any non-custodial parent in a situation where he or she may be placed in jail for failure to comply with a child support order.
As a part of the services we offer, S&P Law can help you establish a child support order, enforce that order through the powers of the court such as contempt or income withholding against the non-custodial parent's employer. We also defend clients in child support contempt hearings, often referred to as "show cause" hearings.
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