Unless the parties agree otherwise, the amount of child support is generally determined by the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines. In rare circumstances the court may depart from these guidelines if there is are unusual circumstances.
Unfortunately, there are some parents who do not hesitate to use their children as pawns in the child support and visitation arena. Primary custodians sometimes withhold visitation without justification, and sometimes the parent obligated to pay support refuses. When and if this happens, the Phillips Law Firm is ready to step in and hold the other party accountable to do what they are obligated to do.