In Greenville, divorce decree modifications, particularly those that involve children, must be managed through the courts. Child custody and visitation changes and requests to modify child support cannot be handled solely by the parents. Court orders can be modified only by a judge; any attempt to change them on your own could result in contempt of court. The lawyers at Temple & Mann are ready to help you in any way they can.
South Carolina's Department of Social Services (DSS) does not look kindly on parents who do not take care of their children. If you are the noncustodial parent and you don't make child support payments, you will soon find yourself in court, where the judge may fine you $1,500, put you in jail for a year, or both, and hit you with one of these penalties:
Alimony is one of the most difficult court orders to modify. If spousal support is straining your budget or you suspect your ex may be hiding his or her income, you should speak with an attorney who is skilled in handling modifications.
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