Child Support Lawyer in Fayetteville
Facing a difficult child support matter in North Carolina?
Whether we are able to reach a peaceful agreement or your circumstance requires an aggressive fight, our firm can help you pursue the best result possible for your child support case. At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., we know how to help people who are on either side of a child support matter. During your consultation, we can determine the best route to take to obtain a satisfactory result. If you are ready to evaluate your options regarding child support, our Fayetteville family lawyer can help you through each step of your case.
Understanding Child Support Laws
Child support laws in North Carolina allow for two different ways for child support cases to begin. Child support cases can be pursued through the civil court or criminal court. Typically, child support is pursued through the civil court with the help of your Fayetteville family law attorney. In some cases, a child support order can be issued with the criminal court. It is considered a misdemeanor crime for either party to refuse to provide substantial support for their children. Support from the defendant to the plaintiff can be ordered from the criminal court.
Both parents have a responsibility to provide financial support for their child. Child support is typically paid from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. Under some circumstances, however, responsibility for child support lies upon one parent. Responsibility for child support may even rest upon someone else, such as grandparents. Child support guidelines are often outlined by the civil court, but can be adjusted when a judge deems it necessary. As your Fayetteville family law attorney, we can handle your case with the level of aggression necessary to protect your rights. Contact us at your earliest convenience to find out how we can be of assistance to you and your family!