Child Support

Child Support Attorneys In Columbia SC

Child support payments can help provide your child with the day-to-day necessities they need for growth. Our experienced child support attorneys in Columbia SC can work to get payments from a non-custodial parent or help you pay a fair amount of support for your child.

How Is Child Support Determined in South Carolina?

South Carolina law requires parents to share joint responsibility for providing financially for one’s child or children. That being said, the court typically orders the non-custodial parent to contribute by financially assisting the parent with primary physical custody. The South Carolina Child Support Guidelines dictate the amount of support for the non-custodial parent to pay.

The guidelines consider the following factors:

  • Each parent’s gross monthly income
  • Number of children that require support
  • Daycare and health insurance costs
  • The number of overnights that the non-custodial parent conducts with the child

The court will make a decision based on these factors. As a result, it is important for you to be represented by an attorney with the experience and knowledge to gather and present this evidence to the court

Can Child Support Payments Be Modified?

If you have an existing child support agreement it can be modified. This is most common if you have experienced a significant life event or change of circumstance. The court considers factors including increases or decreases in income, medical issues, relocation of the non-custodial parent, and more.

Talk to an Experienced Child Support Attorney in Columbia SC

The child support attorneys at Pozsik & Carpenter will work with you to create, modify, or enforce a child custody agreement. So, schedule a consultation at our Columbia SC office today!

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