Child Support Lawyer in Hilton Head

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In South Carolina, both parents are required to financially support the child’s well-being after divorce. It is critical that you are not taken advantage of and forced to pay more in child support than is fair. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to protect your rights and ensure your child’s welfare, but that is where we come in. With a strong understanding of family court proceedings in South Carolina, our Hilton Head child support attorneys are well-equipped to achieve the just outcome you need.

Dial 843.842.LAWS to learn more about what Bauer & Metro, P.C. can do for you.

How is support calculated in South Carolina?

In most cases, the non-custodial parent is the one actually making support payments, while the law simply assumes that the custodial parent is spending the required amount on the child. The court considers many factors to arrive at an acceptable child support order, including:

  • Gross monthly income of both parents
  • Current alimony payments
  • Monthly daycare costs for each parent
  • Number of children
  • Health insurance costs for each parent

It is not uncommon for one parent to be dissatisfied with the court’s decision, in which case an adjustment request can be submitted before the order is finalized. Factors that may justify an adjustment can include debts, the child’s income, and any educational expenses.

Similarly, a parent can also request a support modification. Modification requests are submitted after the order has been finalized and some time has passed. In order to request a modification, the court requires the parent to show that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred. Losing a job or developing a serious medical condition are common reasons for modifications.

Your Needs Matter – We Can Help Protect Them

Many parents feel powerless when it comes to child support orders; after all, the state already has clear guidelines in place for calculating the final amount. Even with these guidelines, however, it is still possible to have a say in how much you are paying or receiving and we want to give you the chance to do so.

By clearly assessing your situation and explaining your legal options right from the start, our firm can empower you to fight for the outcome you need, instead of accepting a cookie-cutter resolution from the court. Bauer & Metro, P.C. is on your side.

Contact us today! Our Hilton Head child support attorneys offer more than 35 years of valuable experience.

Why Choose Bauer & Metro, P.C.?

  • We Offer Free Initial Consultations
  • Aggressive & Respected Trial Lawyers
  • Mr. Bauer is Certified for Death Penalty Cases
  • Mr. Metro is a Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Recognized by The Island Packet as Reader’s Choice!
  • Hilton Head Monthly's Reader’s Choice of 2012!

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