Help With Child Support
Child support is money that is paid by a noncustodial parent to a custodial parent to help the custodial parent cover the costs associated with meeting the children’s day to day needs. South Carolina couples calculate child support using a formula called the child support guidelines. The child support guidelines account for factors like the income and earning capacity of the parties, child care expenses, health insurance expenses, among other things.
Our attorney at The Law Offices of R.F. Johnson Jr. can help you with this determination. While the support is set by statutory guidelines, the factors that can affect your support include issues related to custody and visitation, as well as financial ability and needs. We can help you understand how these factors influence the calculation and we can protect your interests and those of your child or children.
The guidelines provide an estimate of an appropriate child support amount for the parties. The actual amount of child support can be greater or less than the guidelines suggest, either by agreement of the parties or by order of the court after evidence is provided which demonstrates why a deviation from the guidelines is necessary.
Modifying Child Support
After child support has been awarded, it can be modified by either parent upon proof that a significant change in circumstances has occurred since the court ordered the present amount of child support. When such a change is shown to have occurred, the guidelines will be reapplied to determine the correct amount of support.
Contact Us For Help
If you require assistance with a family law matter, including child support, our attorney has extensive experience with child support calculations and determinations, and he can help you to pursue an award of support that meets the needs of your family. Call our office today at 803-794-0140 to schedule your free consultation.