The “most wonderful time of year” for recently divorced parents can seem like the most stressful time of year. Navigating many family changes, complex custody schedules, and confusing emotions, the holiday season can be downright dreaded for some recent divorcees. While navigating this time of year can feel overwhelming, remember that you are not alone, as many parents have been in your shoes.
Collecting and calculating child support payments can seem complicated, but there are many resources available to assist parent, both custodial and non-custodial.
One of the most important things to do is establish that you are the child’s father as soon as possible. This grants you certain legal rights such as custody and visitation.
Failure to pay child support is no joke. In fact, not paying child support will result in imminent negative repercussions. The State of South Carolina has several enforcement powers to collect child support including, but not limited to, tax liens, property liens, wage garnishments, passport denials, and suspension of licenses.