If you are the parent of a minor child in South Carolina and you are going through a divorce or are establishing paternity child support for the child will likely be an issue during the proceedings. Whether you are expecting to receive support or are the parent who will be paying support you are probably wondering "How is child support calculated in South Carolina? ” Because of the unique nature of a divorce or paternity proceeding it is always best to consult with an experienced South Carolina … [Read more...] about How Is Child Support Calculated in South Carolina?
If you are contemplating the end of your marriage you likely have a number of questions relating to the divorce process in South Carolina and about life after divorce. If there are minor children involved in the divorce you may also be wondering how much child support you will have to pay in South Carolina if you will be the non-custodial parent post-divorce. Only an experienced South Carolina family law attorney can evaluate the particular facts and circumstances of your divorce and provide you … [Read more...] about How Much Child Support Will You Have to Pay in South Carolina?
The issue of child custody is one of the most important that parents face when they decide they no longer wish to live together under the same roof. Child custody may need to be split if a couple who is living together decides to separate or when a couple who has never been married has a child together. When this occurs, a separate custody action may be brought before the court. Child custody may also become an issue during a divorce. H 4614 was passed in 2012 and changed the rules for how … [Read more...] about How Does the Judge Decide Custody Issues in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the amount of child support you are obligated to pay is based on a number of different factors. One of the most important considerations when determining support is the amount of time that your children spend living with you. When your children live in your home, it is assumed you are paying for their needs at that time. As a result, your child support obligation can be reduced or even eliminated when the children live with you. In some cases, your custody arrangement will … [Read more...] about Modifying Child Support If Your Custody Arrangement Has Changed
In South Carolina, the Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction to handle all matters involving domestic and family relationships, including: Separate Maintenance and Support When you and your spouse have physically separated but do not yet have grounds for divorce, you can file an action for separate maintenance and support to address issues of child custody, child support, visitation, spousal support/alimony, and/or property division. Equitable Division When you and your … [Read more...] about South Carolina Family Court Jurisdiction