In a South Carolina divorce, it is possible that one former spouse will be obligated to make certain payments to the other former spouse. If there are children from the marriage, it is imperative that child support be paid on time and in full. Unfortunately, some parents are delinquent in that duty and will not pay what they owe. The receiving parent will inevitably be concerned as to how this situation can be rectified. Legal assistance from a law firm that specializes in family law is immensely valuable in these cases.
South Carolina couples who have a marriage dissolution dispute have, the natural inclination to go straight to court and have the matter settled that way. It is, of course, their option to do so, and, in some cases, there is no alternative. In contentious cases where the parties have dug in with little maneuverability, negotiation is not even on the table. However, for many couples, the situation has not reached that point. Sometimes the parties are even on cordial or even amicable terms. In such a case, mediation might be a preferable way to end the marriage and move on.
As part of a divorce settlement in South Carolina, one spouse will often be ordered to pay alimony to the other spouse. This is one of the many issues that arises in family law. It can be contentious. The paying spouse will frequently want the amount to be lower than what is ordered. The supported spouse might want the amount to be increased. Once the order is made, however, it does not necessarily mean that it will remain the same for its duration. There are circumstances in which it can be modified and terminated. Understanding when this can take place and how to go about it is an important part of the process. It requires legal assistance to cover every factor.