Columbia Child Support Attorneys
Experienced Counsel and Legal Support
Child support payments are closely tied to the continued growth and well-being of a child whose parents have gone through a divorce or legal separation. At the Law Offices of Shea & Barron, we represent both men and women in a variety of family law issues related to divorce, including child support.
Determining Equitable Child Support Payments
The amount of child support depends on several factors, such as the number of children in the family, the income or potential earning potential of each spouse, the cost of day care and health insurance, and possible other factors. We review all these factors and work closely with clients to develop reasonable expectations for child support payments.
Our firm can help clients obtain modifications to existing child support agreements. The court considers modifications when either spouse experiences a significant change in circumstances such as:
- Involuntary job loss
- Relocation to another city, state or country
- Promotion at work or other increases in income
- Serious personal injury or worker’s compensation awards
- Changes in the initial factors
- Serious medical issues
- Special needs or expenses of the children
If you or your former spouse has encountered a significant change in circumstances, our Columbia child support attorneys can help you modify or enforce your existing agreement to fit your new situation. We are available to represent your interests in court or appeal a court’s decision if we think it is in your best interest.
Columbia Paternity Attorneys
Our firm assists clients with child support issues regarding paternity. We counsel clients on their options, such as DNA testing, to determine paternity. We also can work with unwed parents to encourage continued child support and/or enforce child support when necessary.
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Contact Us Today
We invite potential clients to meet with our South Carolina child support lawyers and discuss their individual situations and particular needs. Call our office during normal business hours at (803) 779-3099. You may also contact us online. We offer evening and weekend appointments by request only. We accept all major credit cards. Our services are typically billed at an hourly rate.