Both parents have a responsibility to provide financial support for their children. South Carolina utilizes the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines to calculate child support for parents based on gross income, work related childcare costs, other children in the home, previous support obligations, alimony, extraordinary medical expenses for the child, custodial arrangement, and time spent with each parent. There may also be factors that require child support to be determined outside of the Child Support Guidelines and parents may reach mutual agreements that may allow for a departure from the Child Support Guidelines in certain cases.
We are increasingly becoming a highly mobile society where people and families are required to relocate out of state at one or more times during their children’s lives. Relocation may bring about interstate child support issues which are governed by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
Whether you pay or receive it, child support can be complicated and it is important that you know your rights and the rights of your child regarding child support. Contact us to talk about your child support case.