Child Support

If you and your spouse had a child and that child is a minor at the time of your divorce, the court will want to award child support. At Robert J. Reeves P.C., our family law attorneys will work hard to make sure the court awards a fair amount of Fort Mill child support.

Calculating Fort Mill Child Support

When calculating Fort Mill child support, the courts will use the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines help a court determine how much support is fair. Instead of looking at arbitrary factors, the guidelines look at how much of each parent’s income that parent would have normally spent on the child. Also, courts will consider a few other factors related to the child’s situation.

The court will primarily look at the parent’s gross income and earning potential. However, the court also considers expenses, assets, health, and the needs of the child. Lastly, the court looks at other relevant factors pertaining to the case. So, calculating Fort Mill child support is always a case-by-case situation.

Challenging the Amount of Support

Once a court decides on the amount of child support, it is difficult to change. Judges have a certain amount of discretion when awarding child support. So, unless a judge has abused that discretion, an appellate court will not overturn the awarded amount.

However, if you are already paying child support, you may be able to modify the amount. This requires that you experience a substantial change in circumstances.

Our Fort Mill family law attorneys are here to help you with all of your child support needs. They will guide you through the process and support you as they work to ensure that the court gets it right the first time. So, contact us to speak with an attorney today about your needs.

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