Child Support Attorney in Conway, SC
The duty of support owed to a minor child includes the obligation to provide for the reasonable and necessary physical, mental and emotional health needs of the child. If their are children involved in the divorce, Child Support is the subject that will have a major impact on the future quality of life for those children.
They amount support ordered by the court is affected by many factors.
Factors the court may consider include:
-The financial resources of the custodial parent and needs of the child.
-The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved.
-The physical, emotional, and educational needs of the child.
-The financial resources and needs of the non-custodial parent.
Failure to comply with a support order is punishable in court. The court may order that a guilty parent be placed on probation with conditions as the court deems fit. The court may also incarcerate the guilty person.
How is child Support to be paid?
Child support may be paid directly from one spouse to the other or it may be deducted out of one’s pay.
Children related Divorce Terminology
Child Custody can be awarded in accordance with the best interests of the child. The focus of the court is therefore on the child.
Net Income is defined as the total of all income from all sources, minus deductions.
Visitation Seeking the proper amount of visitation can be a difficult task to address. There is no specific guideline other than that there be reasonable visitation to the non-physical custodial parent.
Maintenance is an award of spousal support, which may be permanent or temporary, in an amount which the court seems just, regardless of marital misconduct.