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South Carolina Divorce Support


Divorce support issues are settled by the family court while deciding on other related aspects of divorce litigation. The decision of the court regarding the South Carolina divorce support is based on the state statutes and circumstantial evidences produced by the parties at the court during the proceedings. While deciding on the divorce support the court essentially considers the requirement of the spouses and the financial resources of the spouses. On the basis of these factors the decision of the divorce support is given by the court to ensure that both the parties can maintain the same standard of life that was attained during the time of the marriage.

SC spousal support Spousal support is provided to support the financially weaker or unemployed spouse who is unable to maintain his or her living. The court in the state of South Carolina settles the spousal support issues according to the Code of Laws for South Carolina - Chapter 3; Sections 20-3-120, 20-3-130, 20-3-140. The court can order the spousal support in favor of either of the spouse and the nature of the alimony can be permanent or temporary on the basis of the requirement of the recipient. There are so many factors that are considered by the court while deciding on the type of the spousal support and the amount of the support.

  • Duration of the marriage.
  • Age and health conditions of the parties.
  • Requirement of the parties.
  • Income of the parties.
  • Properties held by the parties.
  • Education, training and employability of the parties.
  • Chance acquiring assets in the future.
  • Child custody, visitation and other financial liabilities of the parties.

SC child support Child support is arranged by the court on the basis of the Code of Laws for South Carolina - Chapter 3; Sections 20-3-160, 20-7-40, 20-7-100. In the state of South Carolina child support is calculated as per the Income Shares Model. In this method the required child support is decided as per the set guideline and the worksheet available at the court. Then that required amount is divided between the parents according to their income and these two amounts are compared with each other to decide who will pay for the child support. While deciding on the child support the court always considers the best interest of the child and all the possible expenses for rearing the child.

SC property division in divorce The distribution of property between the spouses at the time of legal separation is done by the court according to the Code of Laws for South Carolina - Chapter 3; Sections 20-7-472, 20-7-473. In the state of South Carolina distribution of the properties are done equitably by the court after considering different factors including the following.

  • Income of the parties.
  • Total net worth of the properties.
  • Other non marital properties held by the parties.
  • Possession of the marital residence after divorce.


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