It is important to remember that child support is not about a fight between the parents; it is about parents making sure that their children have the resources necessary to live a good life despite the separation of their parents. Ultimately, the child support guidelines will take two things into consideration: the needs of a child and the ability of parents to pay.
Whether you have questions about child support in the context of your divorce, are seeking a paternity action in order to establish child support or you are wishing to modify support, you can rely on our experienced family law attorney at Aaron & Aaron.
Child Support In South Carolina
South Carolina has specific guidelines that the court is supposed to follow when awarding child support. However, the court may deviate from those guidelines if either of the spouses presents evidence of debts, assets or financial obligations that necessitate a departure from the typical support amounts. Some of the things that may affect your child support obligations or payments include:
Children's educational expenses
Number of children
Amount and types of consumer debt
Large, unexpected medical expenses of the parents or children
Disparity of income between the former spouses
Spousal support/alimony obligations
To ensure that you do not overlook any of the things that can impact child support, and to be certain the existence of these factors is presented in a way that meets the court's requirements, you should have our accomplished family law advocates on your side.
Contact Aaron & Aaron
Contact our office in Clemson, South Carolina, to arrange a free consultation with our child support lawyers.