South Carolina Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My husband and I have a 9 month old child and I do not work. We both agreed for me to stay home with the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Feb 14, 2018

You have as much right to be in the marital home as your husband does until the family court rules otherwise, after notice and hearing. Do not leave. Also money earned during a marriage is marital money so you have a right to use some of that money to retain a lawyer.
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Q: Is there a law now stating that child support can no longer take your license bc of child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for South Carolina on
Answered on Jan 29, 2018

There is a bill pending in the State General Assembly that would repeal the statute that authorizes suspending a person's driver's license for failure to pay child support. As of January 10, 2018 that bill was being reviewed in committee. It will have to go to and be signed by the Governor of South Carolina because it becomes law.
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Q: My question is can i seek for backchild support if I never have requested it for the past 6 yrs?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for South Carolina on
Answered on Dec 12, 2017

Child support will be set at the Judge's discretion but my experience is that most Judges will not award

you past child support in this instance if there was no previous order awarding it to you.
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Q: My ex-wife took child support out on me 13 years ago in the state of South Carolina she has lived in North Carolina for

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for South Carolina on
Answered on Dec 8, 2017

Not necessarily.

A state that issues a child support order retains exclusive jurisdiction regarding that order so long as a parent or child lives in the state, i.e., no other state can modify the order.

When both parents and all the children leave the issuing state, the state next taking jurisdiction is indeterminable until someone files a motion to modify. The jurisdiction then moves to the responding party's state. For example, everyone leaves SC, she wants to modify, she has...
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Q: Will a judge order joint custody with no exchange of money in a self lititgated divorce? All issues are agreed upon

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Litigation and Divorce for South Carolina on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Maybe. The legal standard is what's in the best interest of the child. You can call the SC Bar and ask for a referral to an attorney in your county, then call them. If they agree to a short and free consultation, you can pose the question and perhaps get more information.

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