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What is the law regarding the mandatory amount that a 16 to

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What is the law regarding the mandatory amount that a 16 to 18 year old father is required to pay in child support? Is the amount affected by whether or not the father is in school? If so, how would the amount differ? Also, what are the child support laws regarding the paternal grandparents' responsibilities. All parties reside in North Carolina.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.


North Carolina follows a shared income model of child support. The formula uses the percentage of both parents' net disposable incomes, adjusted according to the percentage of time each parent has the child. The parents of a minor parent share in the support obligation. Here is the statute.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Is $50.00 the most that can be obtained monthly from a 16 year old parent who is in school?

Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.

That seems very low. You would need to look at his parents ability to pay as well as the mother's financial situation.

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