For the first time in a decade, South Carolina updates its child support guidelines

January 29, 2024

South Carolina updated its child support guidelines on January 15, 2024—for the first time since 2014.  There are three main distinctions between the 2014 and

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

March 20, 2017

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

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

November 18, 2015

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

After eight years South Carolina finally updates its child support guidelines

July 15, 2014

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

High income child support in South Carolina: extrapolation versus the “Three Pony Rule”

September 12, 2010

A belief undergirding support guidelines is that children are entitled to enjoy a lifestyle similar to their parents, but if daddy has an entourage does