Computing child support is often a frustrating part of a family law case. Although there are guidelines to follow, many factors are involved in determining how much child support will be paid, such as whether the parent is working at his/her full potential, intentionally working less hours, child care components, the number of nights of visitation along with many other factors. Whether you are getting divorced or were never married, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side to protect your rights and financial interests.
David Yokel has more than 29 years of legal experience, and over that time has handled many difficult child support cases. Whether you need to make an initial determination of support or need to petition the court to modify or enforce an existing support order, you can turn to Mr. Yokel for the help you need.
Serving clients in Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson and across upstate South Carolina. Call 864-240-2066 for a free initial consultation.
Calculating Child Support in South Carolina
When a judge makes a decision as to the amount of child support, he or she must apply a large number of factors mandated by the South Carolina legislature. A few of these are:
- The income of divorcing spouses
- Non-covered medical expenses
- Day care expenses
- Parents' ability to earn an income
- Children from previous relationships
It is important that all available income is identified, and none is hidden. Temporary child support may be awarded while a divorce is pending.
It is wise to consult with an experienced child support lawyer to learn either what you are allowed to receive, or that which you will be responsible to provide. In either case, work with an attorney who understands child support laws in South Carolina, how to protect your financial interests, and how to ensure that your child's financial needs are met.
Contact a Spartanburg Child Support Lawyer
If you are in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson area and have concerns about child support, David Yokel can help. Call 864-240-2066 or contact him online to schedule a free consultation.