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South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Updated

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Jul 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The South Carolina Child Support Guidelines have been updated as of July 1, 2014. This marks the first update to our guidelines since 2006, and it includes four significant changes:

1. The combined monthly income of the parties has been increased from $20,000 to $30,000. The amount of child support is generally increased at most income levels, though not tremendously.

2. The way day care expenses are handled has been updated.

3. The phase in of shared custody guidelines (Worksheet C) is not as drastic as in years past.

4. The calculations used for split custody cases (Worksheet B) has been updated to more accurately reflect the costs of raising children in two separate households.

You can download a copy of the updated South Carolina Child Support Guidelines here, and you can learn more about the impact of these changes in Greg Forman's detailed blog post.

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J. Benjamin Stevens

Aggressive, creative, and compassionate are words Ben Stevens' colleagues freely use to describe him as a divorce and family law attorney. Ben is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and is a Board Certified Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is one of only four attorneys in South Carolina with those simultaneous distinctions. To schedule a consultation with Ben Stevens call (864) 598-9172.

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