Child Support Lawyers in Spartanburg, SC
Serving Clients Throughout Spartanburg, Greenville, Cherokee, Union, & Surrounding Counties
When parents of underage children go through a divorce in South Carolina, child support will be an issue that must be resolved. Typically, one parent will receive custody of the child, and the non-custodial parent will be responsible for providing this support.
An attorney will ensure that both you and your children receive fair treatment in whatever support arrangement is reached. A lawyer may also assist in enforcing the payment of child support or in seeking a modification of those payments.
How Child Support is Determined in South Carolina
Even if you reach an agreement with the other parent about child support payments, the agreement will still need a Family Court judge’s approval. For this reason, you should structure an agreement that is based on the same factors that a judge would examine.
Some factors include the gross income of each parent, the number of children to be supported, the custodial arrangement, the amount of premiums for health insurance for the child or children and the amount of daycare.
A judge also has the discretion to deviate from the amount determined by the guidelines and order more or less support based on a variety of factors.
Your Lawyer’s Role in Your South Carolina Child Support Case
At KD Trial Lawyers, we will thoroughly review your case and help you to determine the proper amount of child support that your child should receive. In particular, we will focus on whether the other parent is honestly and accurately representing your child’s needs or his or her ability to provide support for the child.
Our attorneys may also assist with:
- Enforcing child support payments – If the parent charged with providing child support fails to live up to his or her obligations, we may assist you by filing a contempt action with the court.
Modifying child support payments – If circumstances change – your child’s financial needs have grown, for instance, or your ability to make payments has greatly diminished – you may seek a modification of the payments. It will be important to present solid justification for this change when seeking approval from a Family Court judge. The person seeking the change must show a substantial material change of circumstances.
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We don’t view our relationships with our family law clients as one-time concerns. We continue to be available to these clients, and we help them revisit issues if an order needs to be modified.
Hear From Those We've Helped Over The Years
In 2019, a friend recommended Wes Kissinger as an Attorney to represent me after I had been attacked by 5 dogs. Once I met with them, they immediately began working on my case.
I feel so blessed to have been represented by Attorney Kissinger.- Barbara L.
I wouldn’t go to any other attorney in the Upstate. Allison is exceptionally responsive, and I appreciate that she always answers questions personally and thoroughly.- Derek L.
Steve Denton is wonderful! He is very honest and efficient! Very easy to get an appointment with and a call back from! He doesn’t sugarcoat reality and I truly feel he cares about your situation.- Lexa M.
Throughout the process, he didn’t make it feel like business – he made it feel like family. Jeremy is professional and personable, and he made me feel comfortable.- James B.
We respect Ryan McCarty for his courtesy and knowledge; he is easy to talk to yet still very professional. I would recommend him without any misgivings.- Sue M.
They truly treat you like family. He was able to get me more money than I thought I would get in my settlement.- Matthew M.
Wes Kissinger and his team are the best. They are very informative and always willing to help. They keep their clients first ...- JJ S.