Child support is calculated using the North Carolina child Support Guidelines and is based, among other things, on parental income, custody, number of children and reasonable living expenses. If you and your spouse have an income of more than $300,000, the court will make its decision based on the reasonable needs of the children.
Issues of child support can also be decided between you and your spouse in an agreement. However, the form of your agreement can alter your future options of enforcement or modification. Having a lawyer to advise you and protect your interests as you work through these issues is a good idea.