According to the law, providing for a child is the responsibility of both parents, even if one is no longer the primary care provider. Temple & Mann is well-practiced in reaching a child support agreement (between two separated or currently separating parents) that work in the interest of the child's well-being. The agreements we come to are meant to set forward a plan that ensures your children receive the same level of comfort and quality of life they had prior to the divorce. This includes proper access to healthy food, clothing, and healthcare. Contact our firm today if you live in Greenville, SC, or the surrounding area and want to make sure that your children get the support to which they are entitled.
The decision made by the court in regards to your child support agreement stands until you file a legal amendment. These amendments can be filed for a variety of reasons, mostly taking into account the fluctuations in income of the payer or unforeseen necessities, such as increased health care requirements. Contact us if you want to amend your child support agreement for any of the following reasons:
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.
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.
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.