May 2018 | No. COA17-791 (N.C. Ct. App. 2018)

Hewitt v. Hewitt (North Carolina 2018)

Competent evidence must support the finding of income for child support purposes. A parent should receive credit for maintaining health insurance for the children. The father appealed the decree of divorce, arguing that the court didn’t properly determine his income and that he should receive credit for paying for the children’s insurance. The court of appeals agreed. It found that there was a difference between the amount of income on the child support worksheet, the amount the father testified to earning, and the amount in the order, and no explanation for the difference. The court also found he should receive credit for the insurance premium. The court reversed the order and remanded for further findings.

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