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Bluffton Child Support Attorney
Helping Clients With Child Support Matters in South Carolina
Are you concerned about how child support will impact your financial future? Are you worried about how you are going to pay your bills and provide for your child if you are unable to receive child support? Do you feel that you are not receiving the child support you are entitled to? If so, you may want to consider Horton & Associates, LLC for your child support case.
When it comes to child support, there are many questions that need to be answered. At Horton & Associates, we understand the complexities of the South Carolina child support system. We will work to ensure that you receive the child support to which you are entitled.
What is a Child Support Order?
A child support order is a court order that sets out how much child support will be paid for by the non-custodial parent.
The South Carolina family court system will enforce the child support order. This means that the court will hold the non-custodial parent accountable for the support that is due. If the non-custodial parent is not in compliance with the child support order, they may face wage garnishment and/or penalties from the court.
How Is Child Support Calculated in South Carolina?
There is no one-size-fits-all formula for calculating child support in South Carolina. The amount of child support will depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to:
- The income of both parents
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent
- The number of children for whom support is being paid for
In addition, South Carolina uses a guideline formula to calculate child support. This formula is based on the gross monthly income of both parents and the number of children they share. Generally, the guideline provides that the higher-income parent will pay support based on the percentage of the total income they earn, while the lower-income parent will receive support based on the percentage of the total income they earn. If you are unsure about how child support is calculated, please contact Horton & Associates, LLC for more information.
What Age Do You Stop Paying Child Support in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the obligation to pay child support typically ends when the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever comes later. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
If a child has a disability that renders them incapable of supporting themselves, child support may continue beyond the age of 18. Additionally, if the child is still in high school at 18, support payments may be required until graduation but not beyond 19. Working with a knowledgeable Bluffton child support attorney is crucial to ensure that your rights and obligations are fully understood and protected.
Can Child Support be Modified in South Carolina?
Life is unpredictable, and circumstances can change. Recognizing this reality, South Carolina law allows for modifying child support orders under certain circumstances. Find yourself facing a significant change in financial circumstances, such as a job loss, a decrease in income, or an increase in costs related to the child's needs. You may be eligible for a modification.
Modifying child support orders is not automatic; it requires legal action. At Horton & Associates, LLC, we understand the nuances of child support modifications in South Carolina. We can assess your situation, provide experienced advice, and guide you through the legal steps necessary to pursue a modification.
Contact Bluffton Child Support Lawyer Today
Our experienced family law attorneys at Horton & Associates, LLC is here to help you through the child support process. We can help you file for child support, review your existing child support order, and enforce your order if necessary. We can also help you modify your current order if necessary.
We are here to help you get the child support you need to provide for your child. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the support that you are entitled to. We understand the complexities of the South Carolina child support system and will work tirelessly to ensure that you are taken care of.