Child Support

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  • Answers to Common Child Support Questions

    Divorced or never-married fathers are often court ordered to pay child support. Some orders result from a private family court order or through the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS). Whether a private or DSS child support order, most orders are paid through the clerk of court so that payments are monitored and enforced. The child support and legal system can often be confusing and daunting leaving fathers with many questions that if unanswered can dramatically impact their lives. The following answers address frequently asked questions. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
  • Child Support Brochure

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  • Common Questions about Alimony and Child Support from Military Personnel and Defense Employees

    This web page contains answers to common questions about collecting child support and alimony from military personnel and employees of the Department of Defense. Content Detail

    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Custody and Support Issues

    All that you need to know abuot Custody Information, but you were afraid to ask. Content Detail

    South Carolina Legal Services - Columbia
  • General Information on Child Support From Federal Government

    This guide has information about the Child Support (CSE) Program and services that are available to you. The CSE Program is a government program to help make parents support their children when thy do not live together. Federal, state, and local agencies work together to try to collect child support payments for you. Content Detail

    U.S. Deparment of Health and Human Services
  • Lawyer Referral Service Online

    The Lawyer Referral Service Online provides a list of attorneys by county that participate in the Bar's LRS program. To find an attorney simply click the county in which you live and look for one that practices in the area of law concerning your question. Content Detail

    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Modifying Child Support

    Learn how to request child support modification without an attorney, and complete automated interview forms for child support modification. Content Detail

    South Carolina Legal Services
  • Self-Represented Litigant Child Support

    Information that you would need to know in order to be knowledgable as a self-represented litigant in Child Support Content Detail

    South Carolina Legal Services - Columbia
  • Temporary Hearing (Video)

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    South Carolina Legal Services- Charleston