Child Support is always subject to review during the child’s minority. If significant changes in circumstances exist, the Court can increase or decrease child support accordingly. Things that would affect child support would include a significant increase or decrease in income, an increase or decrease in daycare or insurance costs, or any other special circumstances.
Calculating Child Support
Child Support in South Carolina is calculated using a formula known as “The South Carolina Child Support Guidelines.” There are only a few situations where a Court would deviate from the guidelines. You can use a child support calculator on the Department of Social Services website to see what your child support payments might be. However, PLEASE DO NOT use the information contained on our website or on The South Carolina Department of Social Services website as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. Every case is different and you need advice based on the facts of your unique situation.