To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement.
When you have completed the form, click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in South Carolina.
Please remember that these calculators are for informational and educational purposes only. The amount of child support a court will order for any particular case may be different from the amount estimated by the calculator.
For the most part these calculators assume that all of the children will primarily live with one parent. It is not intended to estimate situations where there is joint physical custody or split custody.
These calculators do not take into account any possible adjustments for children who are not subject to the custody order but who are living with one of the parents.
These factors and others may affect a child support order entered by a court.
The purpose of this calculator is informational and educational only. It does not constitute legal advice. This child support calculator is based on statutory guidelines. The court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded. This number is only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded. Other factors may affect the amount of child support awarded. Please see an attorney in your area for more detailed information:
How South Carolina’s Child Support Enforcement Division Can Help You
The Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) of South Carolina can assist you in all matters related to child support. Keep in mind that child custody is a separate issue that is not addressed by CSED. Below is a list of services provided by CSED to families that need help with child support.
In order to receive child support, legal paternity must be determined. CSED can help you determine paternity so that you can start the process of establishing a child support order.
Parent Locating Services
If your child’s non-custodial parent is not paying child support and you do not know how to contact him or her, CSED has services that can help you locate that parent so that a child support order can be enforced.
Child Support Orders
CSED can assist you in establishing a child support order in South Carolina. They can also help you modify an existing child support order if you meet certain criteria.
Child Support Enforcement Measures
When a non-custodial parent is not fulfilling his or her monthly child support obligation, CSED has a number of measures they can take to help enforce the child support order, including wage withholding, income tax refund interception, credit bureau reporting, license revocation, contempt of court and other measures.
Anyone needing assistance with child support in South Carolina may apply for services with CSED. You can learn more about this process at http://www.state.sc.us/dss/csed/index.html.
If you do not currently have a child support order in place or are considering seeking a modification to your child support, you can get an estimate of monthly child support payments in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Georgetown and elsewhere throughout the state at AllLaw.com.