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Child Support and Modifications

Every parent has a financial responsibility to assist with supporting their child.  At the Law Firm of Sandye T. Hicks LLC, we help our clients understand their obligations, and how they are determined in South Carolina. In the event of a material and substantial change in circumstances, we can also help clients seek a modification of the ordered child support.

Knowledge is power, and we encourage you to meet with our experienced lawyer to obtain knowledge to make an informed decision about your situation.  We represent clients throughout Horry County, including the Conway and Myrtle Beach areas in child support matters. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation with an experienced lawyer (843) 488-2929. 

South Carolina Child Support Guidelines

In South Carolina, child support is a mathematical calculation based on the gross monthly income of each party (the amount you make, not the amount you bring home).  In addition to the gross monthly income of each party, the cost of the following factors is also used to determine the child support obligation:

(1)       Cost of health insurance for your child(ren);

(2)       Cost of work-related day care; and

(3)       The total number of children 

Modifications to Child Support

To modify your current child support obligation, you must be able to prove a substantial and material change in circumstance.  For example, parents may have to prove that an unforeseen event has occurred, which affects their ability to pay. Working with an experienced family law attorney can help protect your rights when child support payments are being established or when they need to be modified.  


If you want a great divorce lawyer, then hire Sandye Hicks. As a father, I was very worried that after divorce, I would no longer maintain an active role in the lives of my children. Sandye protected all of my interests throughout the entire proceedings, but most importantly, she protected my rights to be a father. Thanks to Ms. Hicks, I am able to continue being an active part of my children’s lives.
— John, Community Member

At the Law Firm of Sandye T. Hicks, LLC,

We understand how critical it is to select the right lawyer to assist you with navigating through the rigors of a divorce. We assist clients throughout the Conway and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area.  If you are recently separated, have been served with an absolute divorce complaint or are contemplating filing one, or if you have questions or concerns surrounding these difficult issues, contact us today to discuss your options (843) 488-2929.  Knowledge is power.