Strong Advocates In Alimony And Child Support Issues
Many divorces create financial stress for one or both spouses. When you add in the emotional impact of a divorce, it can lead many people to feel overwhelmed. At Roger R. Compton, Attorney At Law, we strive to create a comfortable, welcoming environment in which our clients can rest assured that experienced and knowledgeable lawyers are fighting for their interests.
Whether you need help with a child support or alimony matter, or you want to modify an existing order, our people-oriented team is dedicated to helping you.
Child support in North Carolina is guided by statutory guidelines. The guidelines include factors such as the income of the parties and the custody arrangements. While the court can deviate from the guidelines, this happens rarely. We can help you in a child support dispute if you are getting divorced, in a paternity case or if you need an order modified.
During a divorce, the court may order one spouse to give financial support to the other. This support is known as alimony or spousal support. In North Carolina, a court can order temporary or permanent alimony. Temporary alimony can be requested before the completion of the divorce. Permanent alimony can be awarded for any amount of time.
Like child custody and visitation, child support and alimony can be modified after a divorce. If a parent loses their job or makes significantly less than they did at the time of the divorce order, they could seek a downward child support modification or alimony obligation. If a parent makes significantly more, the parent’s child support obligations could also increase.
Contact Our Cumberland County Child Support Attorneys
The financial and emotional stress during a family law matter can be intense. Your lawyer should not add to your list of concerns. Our office is dedicated to doing what we can to make your legal experience less stressful.