Child support arrangements in South Carolina are mandatory when done through the family court system. The process is designed to follow an “income shares” model that was created by the U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement. This model is based on the idea that the children should receive the same amount of parental support income that they would have received if the parents still lived together.
In South Carolina, child support and custody negotiations are one of the biggest hindrances in finalizing a divorce and often cause the most contention for both parties. By using this South Carolina child support calculator, you can get a basic estimate of child support responsibilities. When you know this general information, it becomes easier for you to negotiate a child support arrangement.
For South Carolina child support agreements, the court looks at the monthly gross income of both parents, any alimony paid or received, and how many children in the family need support. Our child support calculator lets you add this information, and more, into the system to get an estimate of your child support responsibility.
Calculate South Carolina Child Support Obligation
Use the child support calculator below to estimate your possible child support obligations. This South Carolina child support calculator can be used during divorce proceedings as well as for child support modifications.
DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that this child support calculator is provided by Collins Family & Elder Law Group for informational purposes only and is not meant to be considered legal advice.
You can learn more about applying for South Carolina child support here.