Complete as much information as possible for both
parents. We provide this calculator so that you can obtain an estimate of how much
child support may be ordered in your case. The accuracy of the result is dependant upon the accurracy of the income and
deduction amounts you enter. Some attorneys may use other models that may produce slightly
different results. In all child
support cases, the Family Court Judge has the authority to determine the amount of child support
to be paid.
How many children are to be supported in this action?
For detailed instructions, download the South Carolina Child
Who has custody of the child(ren)?
-- Select Custodian --
If someone other than the mother or father has custody of the child(ren), such as a non-related third party or a grandmother, then select
Another Person. If there is more than one (1) child to be supported by this action and each parent has custody of at least one child, then
select Split Custody. If there is a shared custody agreement, then select Shared Custody.
If there is a Split Custody arrangement, how many children live with each parent?
If there is a Shared Custody agreement, how many overnight visits are spent with each parent per year?
Monthly Gross Income
If either parent is in the military, please
see Section 3.1.3 of the South Carolina
Child Support Guidelines regarding income. You may download
military pay charts by clicking here.
Monthly Alimony (between these parents only)
- To Be Received
- To Be Paid
Other Monthly Alimony or Child Support Paid(only if having
priority over this action)
Number of other children in the home
A parent can claim this credit only for natural or adopted children living in
their home. A parent cannot claim step-children, unless there is a court order establishing a legal responsibility.
Additional Expenses Paid By Each Parent
- Health Insurance Premium (portion covering these children only)
- Child(ren)'s Extraordinary Medical Expenses
Work-related Child Care Costs
- Actual monthly child care paid (portion covering these children only)
- Child Care Tax Credit (actual amount claimed on State and Federal Return
for these children only divided by 12)
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