Child Support Attorney

With more than 30 years of experience, attorney J. Randal Hunter delivers the skilled and knowledgeable representation that clients require during a divorce or other family law matters. Our law firm handles all aspects of divorce and separation, and we are sensitive to the emotional concerns so often connected to family law matters.


If you are getting divorced or have questions about how much child support you can expect to pay or receive, an experienced New Bern child support lawyer can provide the legal counsel you need. At the law office of J. Randal Hunter, Attorney at Law, we have been handling divorce and family law matters for more than 30 years. Mr. Hunter is certified as a family law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and our two paralegals have more than 30 years of combined experience working with Mr. Hunter.

Craven County Child Support Guidelines

Child support payments are used to help even the financial burden between two parents who are raising kids together. In North Carolina, child support payments are based on a formula, and there is typically little variation from that formula. The factors that determine child support payments are:

  • Mom’s income (or potential income)
  • Dad’s income (or potential income)
  • Cost of day care
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Number of children

In some situations, other factors can influence child support payments. For example, the amount of time children spend with their noncustodial parents or a child’s handicap could influence the payments. Finally, couples who earn more than $300,000 may face different guidelines.


The law office of J. Randal Hunter, Attorney at Law, serves clients in New Bern, Havelock, Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, Bayboro, Aurora, Oriental, Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, as well as Craven County, Carteret County and Pamlico County. We also serve clients associated with MCAS Cherry Point.