The Importance Of Fair Child Support

Child support is a difficult issue that North Carolina parents must address when settling child custody matters. This type of financial support is for the well-being of your kids, helping the primary custodian of the children pay for important things. These support orders should be fair and reasonable for both parents.

Every biological parent has the obligation to financially support his or her children until they reach the age of 18. The court wants to ensure that both parents are contributing to the financial needs of the children. Susan Gray of Susan Gray Law, P.A., has successfully represented her clients in pursuit of fair support orders as well as modifications.

What Does Child Support Cover?

The purpose of child support is to help the parent with fewer financial resources or the parent who will have the children most of the time pay for the kids' basic needs. Child support amounts depend on various factors, such as the income of both parents. This type of financial support is for the following expenses:

  • Child care and after-school care

  • Health care and medical needs

  • Costs of extracurricular activities

  • Tuition for school

Circumstances can change, and you may be unable to care for your kids on the current amount of support, or you may not be able to meet your obligations as they are now. In these situations, Susan Gray helps clients seek appropriate deviations from the original support order. She can also assist you if the other parent deviates from the order without permission or refuses to make payments.

Fair, Reasonable, Sustainable Support Orders

A child support order should reflect the needs of the child and the financial capabilities of the parents. Susan Gray can help you seek a child support order that is fair and sustainable for years to come. Contact her Winston-Salem office at 336-701-6521 or email for more information.