My ex has kicked me out of out shared apartment that I paid the bills for. She has taken a hold of my bank account and taken money out for “my half of the bills” . She is also saying she plans to put me on child support. I want full custody of my kids. I have a new home , transportation, and... View More
Generally, if someone is incarcerated for nonpayment of child support, they have been held in civil contempt, and they can be released once they pay the amount set by the court as the "purge payment." The County Clerk's office can tell you how much the purge payment is....View More
There is not enough detail in your question to provide a specific answer. The first variable is whether the parents of the child(ren) are married to each other. If the parents are not married to each other, then the mother has sole custody of the child(ren) unless/until there is a court order...View More
S.C. Code Ann. Section 63-17-1470(B) provides that a person who is subject to income withholding may petition the Family Court to terminate the withholding if (1) there is no longer a current order for support and all arrearages are paid; or (2) the payor has not previously terminated withholding...View More
I had my son when his father and I were split up. His father is not on the birth certificate. Our son is 3 months old and we are now back together. We’ve been back together in a relationship since our son was 2 weeks old. His father and I do not live together. I work and his father helps... View More
Medicaid is funded by the federal government. For any South Carolina resident to receive those funds, federal law requires the person to seek child support from the other parent. However, the process for establishing child support through DSS is very cooperative, and you may be able to agree to him...View More
I don’t not know where he is in AZ only found where he got a speeding ticket in Chandler Az in April of this year. Have not been able to find him until this ticket I found. He has not shown up for court dates etc
A private investigator in Arizona should be able to run a "skip trace" to try to determine his whereabouts. You might also search for any public records related to his speeding ticket -- the jurisdiction where he received it likely has an address for him.
I want to sign over rights to child as I do not believe to be this child's father. Would I still have to pay child support if I relinquish rights to this child, if it ends up being mine? I truly believe it's not mine due to nature of the individual and timing or information given. She has... View More
The child’s mother can serve you with a paternity action to establish parentage and the court will order a DNA test upon you. If it’s determined that you’re the biological father, then the court will order you to pay monthly child support until the child reaches age 18. You’re decision to...View More
I have a 6month old who has many medical issues due to birth problems, with my ex boyfriend who moved from HOME (Pennsylvania) to South Carolina during my pregnancy.he is listed on her birth certificate. He has only seen my child 2 times since she was born. I am in the process of going for child... View More
It sounds like you have sought child support through DSS's administrative process. Generally, if there is not an agreement on support during the conference, then a judge will establish support. If you have copies of any of his paystubs, you can look at his "year-to-date" gross income...View More
First, it will depend on whether there is an order giving you custody of your child. Unless/until you have such an order, you are likely to continue to be obligated to pay child support as previously established.
If there is already an order giving you custody of your child, then you can go...View More
Family Court judges have the authority to hold someone in either civil contempt or criminal contempt. Whether a finding of contempt is civil or criminal depends on whether the person who violated the order is able to "purge" themselves of the punishment by becoming compliant with the...View More
My ex was abusive towards me, and im scared it would lead to them in the future. Hes been inconsistent with them, this is the 3rd time he vanished on them for months and randomly popped back up. Abandoned us to be evicted from 2 houses now, i didnt have a vehicle and he took my carseats so we were... View More
The administrative process for establishing child support that is available through the Department of Social Services does *not* include any ability to establish custody/visitation. However, it is common that when one parent tries to use that process to get support, then the other parent will file...View More
During a separation I started seeing a girl, decided that didn't work out. Over a year later she's wanting a DNA test for a child I didn't know about. She has another man on the certificate, I also want to sign my rights over if the child is mine. What can I do? What happens if her... View More
It's unclear whether the mother of the child has filed an action in Family Court. If she were to do so, then the Court could order you to undergo DNA testing. Assuming you are the biological father of the child, and you want to terminate your rights, then you would need to sign a "Consent...View More
If he has previously been held in contempt for failure to pay, then he is likely ordered to pay the arrears at a court-ordered rate. If you believe he is earning more income than before -- and that you can provide evidence of his greater income -- then you could file an action to modify the prior...View More
When parental rights are terminated, then the obligation to support the child is also terminated; however, if the parent has past due child support, then those arrears continue to be owed (unless there's a Court order otherwise).
I live with my girlfriend we have a son together and she has a daughter which I never adopted I am the only one that works in the household my question is would I have to pay alimony if we split I'm ok with child support also would she be able to take him out of state I have also decided I... View More
Where to send it will depend on which county you want to be able to enforce the foreign order in. The procedures detailed in South Carolina Code Sections 63-17-3610 through 63-17-3740 should help you -- they are available here: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t63c017.php
mother is, i believe, incarcerated and also the 2 girls are above 18 yrs of age...in the 2nd case his other 2 kids with a different mother, she no longer has them, and she never let him talk to or see their kids just to be cruel....he needs advice bc the lady at family court told me that he... View More
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