Understanding Family Law in North Carolina

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Family law-related issues such as separation, divorce, child support, alimony, and child custody can be complex and further complicated by the strong emotions common in these situations. When you are going through these issues, you will likely have many well-meaning friends and family members ready with advice about legal matters, but that can be dangerous, particularly if they are unfamiliar with North Carolina family law. The best course of action is to reach out to a family law attorney who can help you know what your rights and responsibilities are and how family law affects such issues as child support, child custody, and marital property.

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As for child custody, family law in this state is the same as most, as it has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act. As such, joint custody is an option, grandparent visitation rights are recognized, and a child’s own wishes are considered. Child support calculations are done using North Carolina child support guidelines and a complex formula based on various factors such as the living arrangements of the children, cost of medical insurance, daycare expenses, and the income of each of the parents. Child support continues to 18 years of age, or 20 if still in high school. Marital property law is a bit more complex, as not all assets acquired during marriage are considered marital property. This state does not recognize the concept of community property.

If you are facing separation, divorce, child support, alimony, or child custody issues, give us a call at Tarantino Law, PLLC to schedule an appointment with a family law attorney. We stay on top of all newly signed statutes and have experience with assisting our clients reach the best conclusion to their family law cases. Call today to schedule a consultation.