An award of child support is intended to balance the financial contribution of the custodial and non-custodial parents, but biological parentage is not required to receive child support. North Carolina child support law allows any person providing care for a minor child who is living in their home to receive support. Parents must provide support for their children unless their rights have been terminated, and non-parents are only responsible for paying child support in limited circumstances.
If a child support order already exists, you can request that it be changed. However, you must be prepared to show that your modification request is justified.