Court of Appeals refuses to apply lump sum social security disability auxiliary benefits to pre disability child support arrearage

Posted Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

In the January 17, 2018, opinion in Scott v. Scott, 422 S.C. 154, 810 S.E.2d 439 (Ct. App. 2018), the Court of Appeals refused to apply

Two recent interesting unpublished family law opinions

Posted Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Appellate Decisions, South Carolina Specific

I rarely blog about unpublished opinions because even when they are interesting, and even when they should have been published, they rarely do anything other

Should student loan payments be a factor in setting child support?

Posted Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

It has always struck me as fundamentally unfair that student loan payments–especially interest on those payments–are not deductible from income for income tax purposes. Borrow

Changes in the non-custodial parent’s income have a much bigger impact on child support than changes in the custodial parent’s income

Posted Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Child support can be modified based upon a substantial change of circumstances. Common circumstances that justify a child support modification are when work-related child care

Where should one enforce a support order when the obligor resides elsewhere?

Posted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Alimony/Spousal Support, Child Support, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Litigation Strategy, Not South Carolina Specific, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys

A common dilemna in family law is enforcing a support order when the obligor no longer resides in the issuing state. There are two reasonable

Does the DSS child support worksheet miscalculate split custody child support?

Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

After initially publishing this blog, Paul Lebarron, a staff attorney for DSS Child Support Enforcement and one of the authors of the guidelines, informed me

Is it conscionable for private attorneys to bring child support establishment actions in South Carolina?

Posted Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

Recognizing that the title of this blog is provocative, I still rarely represent mothers seeking to establish child support and actively discourage most mothers from

Obtaining reimbursement of uncovered medical bills

Posted Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Contempt/Enforcement of Orders, Litigation Strategy, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

South Carolina’s child support guidelines include a provision for payment of unreimbursed medical expenses for the children. Per these guidelines: The guidelines are based on

After eight years South Carolina finally updates its child support guidelines

Posted Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Legislation, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

On July 1, 2014 South Carolina’s new child support guidelines went into effect. The updated guidelines can be downloaded here. It is the first revision

South Carolina takes small step toward insuring due process in child support collection

Posted Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 by Gregory Forman
Filed under Child Support, Family Court Procedure, Of Interest to Family Court Litigants, Of Interest to Family Law Attorneys, South Carolina Specific

On February 28, 2014 the South Carolina Supreme Court promulgated the use of the following new form, SCCA 430S, which can be downloaded here, for

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