Child support is generally meant to be paid until a child reaches the age of majority. However, there are times when South Carolina parents may want to stop receiving child support payments.
There are multiple reasons parents may request that child support payments stop and may file for a child support modification to do so. If the parents reconciled, there would be no reason for a parent to continue to receive the payments. The financial circumstances of the recipient parent may have improved, and he or she believes there is no need for the other parent to continue making payments. Also, if the financial situation of the parent paying the child support has worsened, the receiving parent may voluntarily release the other parent from the obligation.