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Determining Child Support And Alimony Payments

Your first priority after a divorce or the end of a relationship is financial stability. If you have children, stabilizing your circumstances is even more important. Child support and alimony are going to be important to both parties, but agreements need to be fair and not leave one party without resources.

How Does The Court Decide How Much I Pay?

As the court begins to look at your alimony or child support payment schedule, it will consider several factors, including:

  • Have you or your spouse traditionally stayed at home?
  • What is the cost of living in your locale?
  • How many children do you have and how old are they?
  • Do you or your spouse have a new partner or have you remarried?
  • Is job training available to you?

When you are negotiating a payment agreement, the best-case scenario is to come to an agreement outside of the courtroom. Our legal team can help put you in the best position possible when negotiating, and we will stand by your side in court if negotiations do not work.

Work With A Lawyer Who Cares About You

To speak with a lawyer who can accurately represent your needs, work with a trusted South Carolina native. Attorney Paul Bradley represents Charleston and tri-county area families throughout the divorce process.

You can easily set up a private consultation by calling our office at 843-571-4611 or contacting us online.