The publications posted on this website were current when posted, but all materials should be checked for currency, accuracy under local law, and applicability before use.
Child Support Calculator—The calculation of child support is governed by the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines established by the Conference of Chief District Court Judges.
The child support worksheets were developed by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). To view the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines, effective October 1, 2006, visit the AOC website at www.nccourts.org. A child support calculator and the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines are available on the North Carolina Child Support Enforcement website.
As a general rule, child support will be set by the court using the guideline amount unless the court determines that a variance is needed because the guideline amount produces too much or inadequate child support or is otherwise unreasonable.
Family Law Bulletin #13—North Carolina’s Revised Child Support Guidelines (2002), by John L. Saxon, July 2002.
Family Law Bulletin #18—Who’s Your Daddy? Comparing North Carolina’s Paternity Law and the Uniform Parentage Act, by John L. Saxon, March 2004.
Family Law Bulletin #19—“Freezing and Seizing” Joint Bank Accounts to Collect Past-Due Child Support: Due Process and Legal Rights of Nonliable Depositors, by John L. Saxon, August 2004.
Family Law Bulletin #21—Third Party Custody and Visitation Actions: The Present State of the Law in North Carolina, by Cheryl Howell, November 2006.
Family Law Bulletin #22—Who Are the Parties in IV-D Child Support Proceedings? And What Difference Does It Make? by John L. Saxon, January 2007.
Family Law Bulletin #23—Imputing Income to Parents in Child Support Proceedings, by John L. Saxon, July 2008.
Family Law Bulletin #24—2011 Revisions to the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines, by Cheryl Daniels Howell, December 2010.
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Consumer Protection – Federal Resources
Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans. The CFPB has a dedicated Office of Servicemember Affairs to address consumer financial challenges affecting military members, veterans, and their families. Visit their website.
If you have issues with your credit card, mortgage, credit reporting, debt collection, bank account or service, money transfer, payday loan, private student loan, or other consumer loan you may submit a complaint here or call toll-free at (855) 411-CFPB (2372); TTY/TDD 855-729-CFPB (2372). The CFPB can assist over the phone in more than 180 languages. Complaints can also be faxed in to (855) 237-2392 or mailed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, PO Box 4503, Iowa City, IA 52244.