Every child needs, and is entitled to, reasonable financial support from his or her parents. When parents do not live together, one must pay child support to help with expenses. We understand that financial issues can be very contentious during divorce and child custody cases, so we try to keep parents focused on the needs of the children.
At Braddock Law Firm, LLC, we help parents through child support determination, modification and termination. We will explain the South Carolina DSS Child Support Guidelines and how they may apply to your case. Having an experienced family law attorney on your side will ensure that your rights are protected during the process.
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During child support calculations, the information about each parent’s income and child-related expenses must be accurate. It is good to have a lawyer’s help with these calculations, especially when one parent has income from freelance or contract work or is a business owner. We know how to investigate these issues and determine how much income the court should consider when calculating child support.
In most cases, the court awards child support based on the statutory guidelines. However, the court may deviate from the guidelines on a limited basis. One of the 13 bases for deviating from the child support guidelines includes an agreement of the parties. Successful negotiations and/or mediation can be vital in these situations. Bryan W. Braddock can help you through the negotiations and/or mediations, and he can also litigate your case in pursuit of the fairest amount of child support.
Please discuss your case with us today to learn more.