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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 Support Guidelines.
Who has custody of the child(ren)?
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?
Mother Father

If there is a Shared Custody agreement, how many overnight visits are spent with each parent per year?
Mother Father

 Father Mother
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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