Greenville Child Support Attorney
Child Support In South Carolina
You have been responsible for your child's welfare since birth. Divorce doesn't mean that responsibility ends. It merely changes how the money to support your child is handled. If you have questions about child support, a Greenville child support lawyer at Temple & Mann can answer them.
How Is Child Support Calculated?
South Carolina's General Assembly enacted child support guidelines in 1989. These guidelines are based on the share of each parent's income that would have been spent on the children if the family had remained in a single household. The state supplies a child support calculator on its website that will give you a general idea of what to expect. To get a more accurate picture, however, you should consult one of our family law attorneys.
Modifying Child Support
If you have a change in job status — you've been laid off, for instance — and you now earn significantly less than you did when the divorce was finalized, you can request a modification to your child support order. Similarly, if you have been injured or have developed a medical condition since the support was ordered that prevents you from working, you can seek a modification. South Carolina courts do not take modification requests lightly. It's best to have a qualified lawyer by your side when you enter the courtroom.
Questions? Contact Us.
Children are often caught in the crossfire of divorce. It's not their fault that you and your spouse no longer have feelings for each other. When you want to set up child support for your children, give us a call. We'll make sure you — and they — are treated right.