Child support and spousal support (post-separation support and alimony) determinations at the time of divorce can ensure your financial security or become a severe burden if they are unmanageable. While courts will generally calculate child support based on formulas, an attorney can protect your rights, making sure proper numbers are used in your case. At Morrow Porter Vermitsky & Taylor, PLLC in Winston-Salem, we offer strategic advocacy and support to clients involved in child support and spousal support disputes.
Spousal support determinations are based on statutes, but still require a strategic approach by an experienced attorney. There are no guidelines, so determinations are based on the unique circumstances of each case. The court may consider the education and earning capacity of both parties, their health, accustomed standard of living and instances of adultery or other factors that may have caused the dissolution of the marriage.
Child support determinations in North Carolina are generally based on North Carolina Child Support Guidelines, which use an algorithm to determine the presumed child support. While support will normally be based on this calculation, there are exceptions. It is important to consult with an experienced attorney to protect your rights. We will review the facts and variables in your situation and determine whether we can help you in your case.
If you have an existing child support or spousal support order and have undergone a change in circumstances (job loss, injury, etc.) that has left you unable to pay or in need of additional support, we can assess your case to see if grounds exist to seek a modification of an original order. Please contact us directly for more information about modifications to child support or spousal support.
After a divorce, your financial security and rights may be at risk. Contact us to protect your financial independence and the best interests of your children in a child support or spousal maintenance dispute.
Call 336.760.1400 today for an initial consultation or case evaluation.