Child Support refers to the financial support of a child and not any other type of support that is required by the child. Child Support payments can often times cause anxiety for both the parent who is obligated to pay, as well as the parent who is obligated to receive payments on the child's behalf. North Carolina imposes a duty on both parents to financially support the child. However, if custody is granted entirely to one parent and no visitation is allowed to the other, child support must be paid by the obligor. The courts consider various factors when calculating child support, such as income, age of the child, basic living expenses, just to name a few.
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