A parent’s actual gross income from any source, including but not limited to income from employment or self-employment (salaries, wages, commissions, bonuses, dividends, severance pay, etc.), ownership or operation of a business, partnership, or corporation, rental of property, retirement or pensions, interest, trusts, annuities, capital gains, social security benefits, workers compensation benefits, unemployment insurance … Continue reading
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In the United States, child support calculations are very much dependent on the parents’ income. While calculating the income of W2 employees is basically a straightforward process, doing so with self-employed parents can be a lot more complicated. A number of self-employed parents attempt to minimize their income and hide income in their businesses in … Continue reading
Are you and your spouse thinking about getting a divorce? Does it seem like you agree on most everything? Are you considering signing a separation agreement that either your spouse’s attorney prepared or a “do it yourself” agreement you got off the internet? Stop! Don’t sign it before you talk with an attorney. Most attorneys, … Continue reading
You have hired an attorney, maybe you have been to mediation, and now you are going to your first divorce hearing. It might be a hearing for temporary custody or temporary alimony or it could be that you have skipped the temporary hearings and you are going straight to trial on custody or support. Either way, I’m … Continue reading
If you have been laid off from your job or you have changed jobs and you now make less than you did when your child support payments were set, you may be able to ask the court to lower your payments. In N.C. child support payments can always be changed regardless of whether you are … Continue reading
I get asked this question all the time by men trying to figure out whether or not the judge is going to give their wife preferred treatment in a child custody trial and my answer is sometimes but not for the reason you think. The judges in our area are not pro mom at least … Continue reading
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