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.