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					Child Support
 Guidelines




   1999 Edition
                                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS


I.       INTRODUCTION ........................................................................ 1

II.     USE OF GUIDELINES ................................................................. 2

III.     DETERMINATION OF CHILD SUPPORT AWARDS ................ 3

                   A.          Income ........................................................................   3
                               1. Definition ...............................................................     3
                               2. Gross Income .........................................................         3
                               3. Income From Self-Employment or
                                   Operation of a Business ........................................              4
                               4. Potential Income ....................................................          4
                               5. Income Verification ...............................................            4

                   B.          Monthly Alimony .......................................................           5

                   C.         Other Monthly Alimony or Child Support Paid ...........                            5

                   D.          Other Children in the Home ........................................               5

                   E.          Basic Child Support Obligation ..................................                 6

                   F.          Self Support Reserve ................................................... 6

                   G.          Health Insurance .......................................................... 6

                   H.          Child Care Costs ......................................................... 6

                   I.         Age Adjustment ........................................................... 7

                   J.         Computation of Child Support ....................................                  7

IV.    UNUSUAL CUSTODY ARRANGEMENTS ..................................... 7

                   A.           Shared Parenting Arrangements .................................                  7

                   B.           Split Custody ............................................................. 9

V.     PERIODIC REVIEW ......................................................................... 9

VI.    CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD
        SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS .............................................................. 9

VII.   CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION WORKSHEET A ...................... 19

VIII. CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION WORKSHEET B ...................... 20

IX.    SHARED PARENTING WORKSHEET C......................................... 21

X.     SURVEY ................................................................................................ 22
                                      I.   INTRODUCTION


The South Carolina General Assembly, through Act 195 of 1989, provides that the child support
guidelines must be applied by the courts in determining the amount of child support that is expected
to be paid toward the support of a dependent child (Section 43-5-580(b) and 20-7-852(A), South
Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as Amended).

These guidelines are based on the Income Shares Model, developed by the Child Support Guidelines
Project of the National Center for State Courts. Developed with the best available economic
evidence on child rearing expenditures, the Income Shares Model is based on the concept that the
children should receive the same proportion of parental income that they would have received had
the parents lived together. A more detailed explanation of the Income Shares Model and the
underlying economic evidence used to support it is contained in Development of Guidelines for
Child Support Orders, Report to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, September 1987
(National Center for State Courts, Denver, Colorado).

The Income Shares Model calculates child support as the share of each parent’s income which
would have been spent on the children if the parents and children were living in the same household.
The shares are based on the amount of money ordinarily spent on children by their families living in
the United States and adjusted to South Carolina cost of living levels. This evidence indicates that
individuals tend to spend money on their children in proportion to their income, and not solely on
need. The expenditures include the following nine categories: food at home; food away from home;
shelter; utilities; household goods (furniture, appliances, linens, floor coverings, and housewares);
clothing; transportation (other than visitation related); ordinary health care; and recreation. Excluded
from these expenditure categories are estimated expenditures for child care and extraordinary
medical expenses, which have been subtracted because they are added to child support on an as-paid
basis. Also excluded from these estimates are personal insurance (e.g. life, disability), gifts,
contributions, and savings. Because mortgage principal (as opposed to interest) is considered to be
savings, it is not included in the estimates of child-rearing expenditures.

These guidelines and the accompanying worksheets assume that the custodial parent is spending his
or her calculated share directly on the child. For the noncustodial parent, the calculated amount
establishes the level of child support to be given to the custodial parent for support of the child.




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                               II. USE OF THE GUIDELINES


A. The Child Support Guidelines are available to be used for temporary and permanent orders,
actions for separate maintenance and support, divorce and child support awards. Additionally, the
guidelines are to be used to assess the adequacy of agreements for support and encourage settlement
of this issue between the parties.

               (1)     In any proceeding in which child support is in issue, the amount of the award
                       which would result from the application of these guidelines is the amount of
                       the child support to be awarded. However, a different amount may be
                       awarded upon a showing that application of the guidelines is inappropriate.
                       When the court orders a child support award that varies significantly from the
                       amount resulting from the application of the guidelines, the court shall make
                       specific, written findings of those facts upon which it bases its conclusion
                       supporting that award.
               (2)     In cases where the parents’ combined monthly gross income is less than $600,
                       the guidelines provide for a case-by-case determination of child support,
                       which should ordinarily be set at no less than $50 per month. In those cases,
                       the court should take care to award an amount of child support that would
                       not jeopardize the ability of the noncustodial parent to live at a minimum level
                       of subsistence. However, the guidelines encourage that a specific amount of
                       child support always be ordered to establish in the payer’s mind the principle
                       of the parent’s obligation to pay as well as lay the basis for
                       increased/decreased orders if income changes in the future.
               (3)     These guidelines provide for calculated amounts of child support for a
                       combined parental gross income of up to $15,000 per month, or $180,000
                       per year. Where the combined gross income is higher, courts should
                       determine child support awards on a case-by-case basis.

B. Deviation from the guidelines should be the exception rather than the rule. When the court
deviates, it must make written findings that clearly state the nature and extent of the variation from
the guidelines. These Child Support Guidelines do not take into account the economic impact of the
following factors which can be possible reasons for deviation:

               (1)     Educational expenses for the child(ren) or the spouse (i.e., those incurred for
                       private, parochial, or trade schools, other secondary schools, or post-
                       secondary education where there is tuition or related costs);
               (2)     Equitable distribution of property;
               (3)     Consumer debts;
               (4)     Families with more than six children;
               (5)     Unreimbursed extraordinary medical/dental expenses for the noncustodial or
                       custodial parent;
               (6)     Mandatory deduction of retirement pensions and union fees;
               (7)     Child-related unreimbursed extraordinary medical expenses;
               (8)     Monthly fixed payments imposed by court or operation of law;

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              (9)    Significant available income of the child(ren);
             (10)    Substantial disparity of income in which the noncustodial parent’s income is
                     significantly less than the custodial parent’s income, thus making it financially
                     impracticable to pay the amount the guidelines indicate the noncustodial
                     parent should pay;
             (11)     Alimony. Because of their unique nature, lump sum, rehabilitative and
                     reimbursement alimony may be considered by the court as a possible reason
                    for deviation from these guidelines.
             (12)    Agreements Reached Between Parties. The court may deviate from the
                     guidelines based on an agreement between the parties if both parties are
                     represented by counsel or if, upon a thorough examination of any party not
                     represented by counsel, the court determines the party fully understands the
                     agreement as to child support. The court still has the discretion and the
                     independent duty to determine if the amount is reasonable and in the best
                     interest of the child(ren).


              III. DETERMINATION OF CHILD SUPPORT AWARDS
A. Income.

      (1)    Definition. The guidelines define income as the actual gross income of the parent, if
      employed to full capacity, or potential income if unemployed or underemployed. Gross
      income is used in order to avoid contention over issues of deductibility which would
      otherwise arise if net income were used. The guidelines are based on the assumption that the
      noncustodial parent will have only one federal exemption and will have higher taxes than the
      custodial parent. Adjustments have been made in the Schedule of Basic Child Support
      Obligations for lower child support payments. Other factors included in the schedule are
      South Carolina taxes, FICA and earned income.

      (2)    Gross Income. Gross income includes income from any source including salaries,
      wages, commissions, royalties, bonuses, rents (less allowable business expenses), dividends,
      severance pay, pensions, interest, trust income, annuities, capital gains, social security
      benefits (but not Supplemental Security Income), workers’ compensation benefits,
      unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance benefits, Veterans’ benefits and
      alimony, including alimony received as a result of another marriage and alimony which a
      party receives as a result of the current litigation. Unreported case income should also be
      included if it can be identified.
              (a) The court may also take into account assets available to generate income for
                  child support. For example, the court may determine the reasonable earning
                 potential of any asset at its market value and assess against it the current
                treasury bill interest rate or some other similar appropriate method of
               computing income.
              (b) In addition to determining potential earnings, the court should impute income to
                   any non-income producing assets of either parent, if significant, other than a
                    primary residence or personal property. Examples of such assets are vacation
                    homes (if not maintained as rental property) and idle land. The current rate

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         determined by the court is the rate at which income should be imputed to such
          nonperforming assets.

  (3)   Gross income does not include:
        (a) Benefits received from means-tested public assistance programs, such as
          Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security
          Income (SSI), Food Stamps and General Assistance;
        (b) Income derived by other household members; and/or
        (c) In-kind income; however, the court should count as income expense
             reimbursements or in-kind payments received by a parent from self-
            employment or operation of a business if they are significant and reduce
           personal living expenses, such as a company car, free housing, or
           reimbursed meals.

    (4)    Income From Self-Employment or Operation of a Business. For income from
    self-employment, proprietorship of a business, or ownership of a partnership or closely
   held corporation, gross income is defined as gross receipts minus ordinary and
  necessary expenses required for self-employment or business operation, including
employer’s share of FICA. However, the court should exclude from those expenses
amounts allowed by the Internal Revenue Service for accelerated depreciation or
investment tax credits for purposes of the guidelines and add those amounts back in to
determine gross income. In general, the court should carefully review income and
expenses from self-employment or operation of a business to determine actual levels of
gross income available to the parent to satisfy a child support obligation. As may be
apparent, this amount may differ from a determination of business income for tax
purposes.

    (5) Potential Income. If the court finds that a parent is voluntarily unemployed or
    underemployed, it should calculate child support based on a determination of potential
  income which would otherwise ordinarily be available to the parent. If income is imputed
to a custodial parent, the court may also impute reasonable day care expenses. Although
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other means-tested public
assistance benefits are not included in gross income, income may be imputed to these
recipients. However, the court may take into account the presence of young children or
handicapped children who must be cared for by the parent, necessitating the parent’s
inability to work.
        (a) The court may also wish to factor in considerations of rehabilitative alimony in
            order to enable the parent to become employed.
        (b) In order to impute income to a parent who is unemployed or underemployed, the
             court should determine the employment potential and probable earnings level of
           the parent based on that parent’s recent work history, occupational
            qualifications, and prevailing job opportunities and earning levels in the
          community.

(6)     Income Verification. Ordinarily, the court will determine income from verified
financial declarations required by the Family Court rules. However, in the absence of any

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       financial declaration, or where the amounts reflected on the financial declaration may be in
       issue, the Court may rely on suitable documentation of current earnings, preferably for at
       least one month, using such documents as pay stubs, employer statements, or receipts and
       expenses if the parent is self-employed. Verification of current earnings, whether reflected on
       a financial declaration or not, can be supported with copies of the most recent tax returns
       filed by the payer. Income can also be verified through the Employment Security
       Commission or through the State Department of Revenue.

B. Monthly Alimony (this action).

Any award of alimony between the parties should be taken into consideration by the court when
utilizing these guidelines as a deduction from the payer spouse’s gross income, and as gross income
received by the recipient spouse. Because of their unique nature, lump sum, rehabilitative,
reimbursement, or any other alimony the court may award, may be considered by the court as a
possible reason for deviation from these guidelines. The purpose of this adjustment is not to give
priority to alimony or child support payments. The purpose of these adjustments is to recognize that
each parent’s proportional share of total combined monthly income changes with the introduction of
any alimony award between the parties and to provide for a sharing of the Total Combined Monthly
Child Support Obligation based upon each parent’s actual percentage share of the total combined
monthly income, taking into consideration the financial impact of any alimony award between them,
rather than the parent’s share of the total combined monthly income as it existed before any alimony
award. Accordingly, the court, in its discretion, may consider any modification or termination of any
alimony award between the parties of a child support award made under these guidelines. This
adjustment does not affect the Total Combined Monthly Child Support Obligation of both parents as
determined under these guidelines, which may be determined before any determination on the issue
of alimony, as the total combined monthly income of both parties will remain the same irrespective
of any income shifting between the parents as the result of an alimony award.

C. Other Monthly Alimony or Child Support Paid.

Any previous or existing court orders requiring the payment of child support, alimony, or both,
should be protected by any subsequent child support order. Alimony actually paid as a result of
another marriage or child support actually paid for the benefit of children other than those
considered in this computation, to the extent such payment or payments are required by a previous
or existing court order, should be deducted from gross income.

D. Other Children in the Home.

Either parent shall receive credit for additional natural or adopted children living in the home, but
not for step-children, unless a court order established a legal responsibility. Using the income of the
parent with the additional child(ren) in the home only, the basic child support obligation for the
number of additional dependents living with that parent (from the Schedule of Basic Child Support
Obligations) is determined for that parent. This figure is multiplied by .75 and the resulting credit is
subtracted from that parent’s gross income.




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E. Basic Child Support Obligation.

The court can determine the basic child support obligation using the Schedule of Basic Child
Support Obligations. “Combined gross income” refers to the combined monthly gross incomes of
the parents. Where combined gross income amounts fall between the amounts reflected in the
Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations, the court is encouraged to extrapolate upwardly to set
the basic award. The number of children refers to that number for whom the parents share support
responsibility and for whom support is being sought.

F. Self Support Reserve.

A self support reserve allows a low-income noncustodial parent to retain a minimal amount of
income before being assessed a full percentage of child support. This insures that the noncustodial
parent has sufficient income available to maintain a minimum standard of living which does not affect
negatively his or her earning capacity, incentive to continue working, and ability to provide for him
or herself. These Guidelines incorporate a self support reserve of $500.00 per month.
In order to safeguard the self support reserve in cases where the noncustodial parent’s income and
corresponding number of children fall within the shaded area of the Schedule of Basic Child Support
Obligations, the support obligation must be calculated using the noncustodial parent’s income only.
To include the custodial parent’s income in the calculation of such cases would reduce the
noncustodial parent’s net income below the self support reserve.

G. Health Insurance.

 The court shall consider provisions for adequate health insurance coverage for children in every
child support order. Ordinarily, the court should require coverage by that parent who can obtain the
most comprehensive coverage through an employer, or otherwise, at the most reasonable cost. If
either parent carries health insurance for the child(ren) who is to receive support, the cost of the
coverage should be added. If the employer provides some measure of coverage, only that amount
actually paid by the employee or contributed by the employee should be added. Note that the portion
of the health insurance premium which covers the children is the only expense that should be added.
If this amount cannot be verified, the total cost of the premium should be divided by the total
number of persons covered by the policy and then multiplied by the number of children in the
support order. Whichever party is responsible for paying the health insurance premium will receive a
credit. The guidelines are based on the assumption that the custodial parent will be responsible for
up to $250.00 per year per child in uninsured medical expenses. Extraordinary medical expenses, not
addressed in the guidelines, are defined as reasonable and necessary uninsured medical expenses in
excess of $250.00 per year per child. Under this definition, what is “reasonable and necessary” - e.g.
orthodontia and professional counseling - would be at the discretion of the court. Extraordinary
unreimbursed medical expenses addressed by the court shall be divided in pro rata percentages based
on the proportional share of combined monthly adjusted gross income.

H. Child Care Costs.

The cost of day care the parent incurs due to employment or the search for employment, net of the
federal income tax credit for such day care, is to be added to the basic obligation. This is to

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encourage parents to work and generate income for themselves as well as their children. However,
day care costs must be reasonable, not to exceed the level required to provide high quality care for
children from a licensed provider. The value of the federal income tax credit for child care should be
subtracted from the actual cost of day care to arrive at a net figure. However, lower income single
heads of household do not incur enough tax liability to benefit from the federal tax credit for child
care. Therefore, the federal tax credit should be deducted from the actual child care expenses only
for parents with incomes high enough to realize at least three-quarters of the full benefit of the
credit.

I. Age Adjustment.

Economic research suggests that expenditures on children increase during teenage years. Such
research indicates that expenditures on children in the 12-17 age group are significantly higher than
expenditures on children in the 0-11 age group. Given that child-rearing expenditures are higher for
older children, an issue in the development of guidelines is whether there should be age adjustments;
that is, whether the guidelines should incorporate separate scales by age of the children. However,
since these guidelines are based on economic data which represent estimates of total expenditures on
child rearing up to age eighteen, except for child care and most health care costs, the need for
separate scales has been eliminated.

J. Computation of Child Support.

The court can determine a total child support obligation by adding the basic child support obligation,
health insurance premium (portion covering children), and work related child care costs.

       (1)     The total child support obligation is divided between the parents in proportion to
               their income. Each parent’s proportional share of combined adjusted gross income
               must be calculated. Compute the obligation of each parent by multiplying each
               parent’s share of income by the total child support obligation, and give the necessary
               credit for adjustments to the basic combined child support obligation.
       (2)     Although a monetary obligation is computed for each parent, the guidelines presume
               that the custodial parent will spend that parent’s share directly on the child in that
               parent’s custody. In cases of joint custody or split custody where both parents have
               responsibility of the child for a substantial portion of the time, there are provisions for
               adjustments.


                      IV. UNUSUAL CUSTODY ARRANGEMENTS

A. Shared Parenting Arrangements.

The shared parenting adjustment is advisory and not compulsory. The court should consider each
case individually before applying this adjustment to ensure that it does not place an undue hardship
on the custodial parent or have a substantial negative effect on the child(ren)’s standard of living.
For the purpose of this section, shared physical custody means that each parent has court-ordered
visitation with the children overnight for more than 109 overnights each year (30%) and that both

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parents contribute to the expenses of the child(ren) in addition to the payment of child support. If a
parent with visitation does not exercise the visitation as ordered by the court, the custodial parent
may petition the court for a reversion to the level of support calculated under the guidelines without
the shared parenting adjustment. The shared physical custody adjustment is an annual adjustment
only and should not be used when the proportion of overnights exceeds 30% for a shorter period,
e.g., a month. For example, child support is not abated during a month-long summer visitation. This
adjustment should be applied without regard to legal custody of the child(ren). Legal custody refers
to decision-making authority with respect to the child(ren). If the 109 overnights threshold is
reached for shared physical custody, this adjustment may be applied even if one parent has sole legal
custody.

       (1)     Child support for cases with shared physical custody shall be calculated using
               Worksheet C. This worksheet should be used only for shared physical custody as
               defined above.
       (2)     The basic child support obligation shall be multiplied by 1.5 to arrive at a shared
               custody basic child support obligation. The shared custody basic child support
               obligation is apportioned to each parent according to his or her income. In turn, a
               child support obligation is computed for each parent by multiplying that parent’s
               portion of the shared custody child support obligation by the percentage of time the
               child(ren) spend(s) with that parent. The respective basic child support obligations
               are then offset, with the parent owing more basic child support paying the difference
               between the two amounts. The transfer for the basic obligation for the parent owing
               less basic child support shall be set at zero dollars.
       (3)     Adjustments for each parent’s additional direct expenses on the child(ren) are made
               by adding child(ren)’s share of any reimbursed child health care expenses, work-
               related child care expenses and any other extraordinary expenses agreed to by the
               parents or ordered by the tribunal, less any extraordinary credits agreed to by the
               parents or ordered by the tribunal according to their income share. In turn, each
               parent’s net share of additional direct expenses is determined by subtracting the
               parent’s actual direct expenses on the child(ren)’s share of any unreimbursed child
               health care expenses, work-related child care expenses and any other extraordinary
               expenses agreed to by the parents or ordered by the tribunal less any extraordinary
               credits agreed to by the parents or ordered by the tribunal from their share. The
               parent with a positive net share of additional direct expenses owes the other parent
               the amount of his or her net share of additional direct expenses. The parent with zero
               or a negative net share of additional expenses owes zero dollars for additional direct
               expenses.
       (4)     The final amount of the child support order is determined by summing what each
               parent owes for the basic support obligation and additional direct expenses as defined
               in subsections (2) and (3) of this section. The respective sums are then offset, with
               the parent owing more paying the other parent the difference between the two
               amounts.




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B. Split Custody.

Split custody refers to custody arrangements where there are two or more children and each parent
has physical custody of at least one child. Using these guidelines, the court should determine a
theoretical support payment for the child or children in the custody of the other. The obligation is
then offset, with the parent owing the larger amount paying the next amount to the other parent. In
split custody arrangements the guidelines arrive at separate computations for the child or children
residing with each parent. The support obligation must then be prorated among all children in the
household. For example, if there are three children due support, with two residing with one parent
and one with the other, the court should calculate support amounts using the table for three children,
with one-third of that amount being used to determine the basic child support obligation for one
child and two-thirds for the other two children.


                                               V. PERIODIC REVIEW

Pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, the Department of Social Services is required to
periodically review child support orders not later than thirty-six months after the establishment of the
order or the most recent review unless:

          (1)       in a TANF case, neither party has requested a review and the Department of
                    Social Services has determined that a review is not in the child’s best interest; or
          (2)       in a non-TANF case, neither party has requested a review.


        VI. CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES SCHEDULE AND WORKSHEETS

South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Schedule and worksheets are specifically incorporated into
these regulations by reference. Copies of the Schedule and worksheets are on file with the
Legislative Council and may also be obtained from the State Department of Social Services and local
Clerks of Court offices.



                                    THE CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

The Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) of the South Carolina Department of Social Services is responsible for
administering a statewide child support enforcement program under the provisions of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act (42
U.S.C. 651 through 669). Through this program, the CSED provides child support services to recipients of Temporary Assistance
to Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Foster Care Services, as well as to any other individual who applies for child support
services. The Division is organized into the following branches: Financial Services, Central Program Operations, Management
Support, Contracts Management and Evaluation, and Regional Operations. In addition, the CSED has cooperative agreements
with the individual Clerks of Court offices and Sheriffs’ Departments, which are responsible for collecting child support, initiating
contempt proceedings, scheduling family court hearings and service of process.

Child support enforcement on the State and local levels specifically includes all activities devoted to securing paternity for South
Carolina’s children and the payments of established financial obligations from absent parents. To achieve this end, the child
support enforcement program carries out many federally mandated functions at the state level. For more information about the
child support enforcement program, call 1-800-768-5858.



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                            SOUTH CAROLINA
             SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY       ONE        TWO        THREE        FOUR        FIVE         SIX
 INCOME      CHILD     CHILDREN    CHILDREN    CHILDREN    CHILDREN    CHILDREN
   0 - 600        50          50          50          50          50          50
       650        86          87          88          89          90          91
       700       118         119         120         122         123         124
       750       147         149         151         152         154         156
       800       172         182         184         186         188         190
       850       181         215         218         220         222         225
       900       190         248         251         254         257         259
       950       198         281         284         287         291         294
     1000        207         302         317         321         324         328
     1050        216         314         351         354         358         362
     1100        224         327         384         388         392         396
     1150        233         340         402         421         425         430
     1200        242         352         417         454         459         464
     1250        250         365         432         477         492         497
     1300        259         377         446         493         526         531
     1350        267         390         461         510         552         565
     1400        276         402         476         526         570         599
     1450        284         414         491         542         588         629
     1500        293         426         504         557         604         646
     1550        301         438         518         572         620         664
     1600        309         449         531         587         636         681
     1650        317         461         545         602         653         698
     1700        325         473         558         617         669         716
     1750        333         484         572         632         685         733
     1800        341         496         585         647         701         750
     1850        349         507         599         662         717         768
     1900        357         519         612         677         733         785
     1950        365         530         626         691         750         802
     2000        373         542         639         706         766         819
     2050        381         553         653         721         782         836
     2100        389         565         666         736         798         854
     2150        397         576         679         751         814         871
     2200        405         588         693         766         830         888
     2250        413         599         706         780         846         905
                          SOUTH CAROLINA

           SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY     ONE        TWO        THREE       FOUR       FIVE        SIX
 INCOME    CHILD     CHILDREN    CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN
    2300       421         611        720        795        862        922
    2350       429         622        733        810        878        940
    2400       437         634        747        825        894        957
    2450       446         645        760        840        910        974
    2500       454         657        773        855        926        991
    2550       462         668        787        869        942       1008
    2600       470         680        800        884        959       1026
    2650       477         690        812        897        973       1041
    2700       484         700        823        910        986       1055
    2750       490         709        834        922        999       1069
    2800       497         718        845        933       1012       1083
    2850       502         726        854        943       1023       1094
    2900       507         733        863        953       1033       1105
    2950       512         741        871        963       1044       1117
    3000       517         748        880        973       1054       1128
    3050       522         755        889        983       1065       1140
    3100       527         763        898        992       1076       1151
    3150       532         770        907       1002       1086       1162
    3200       537         778        916       1012       1097       1174
    3250       542         785        925       1022       1108       1185
    3300       547         793        934       1032       1118       1197
    3350       552         800        943       1041       1129       1208
    3400       557         807        951       1051       1140       1219
    3450       562         815        960       1061       1150       1231
    3500       567         822        969       1071       1161       1242
    3550       572         830        978       1081       1172       1254
    3600       578         837        987       1091       1182       1265
    3650       581         842        993       1097       1189       1272
    3700       585         847        998       1103       1196       1279
    3750       588         852       1004       1109       1202       1286
    3800       592         857       1009       1115       1209       1293
    3850       595         862       1014       1121       1215       1300
    3900       599         867       1020       1127       1222       1307
    3950       603         872       1025       1133       1228       1314
                          SOUTH CAROLINA

           SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY     ONE        TWO       THREE       FOUR       FIVE        SIX
 INCOME    CHILD     CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN
    4000       606        876       1031       1139       1235       1321
    4050       610        881       1036       1145       1241       1328
    4100       613        886       1042       1151       1248       1335
    4150       617        891       1047       1157       1254       1342
    4200       620        896       1053       1163       1261       1349
    4250       624        901       1058       1169       1267       1356
    4300       627        906       1063       1175       1274       1363
    4350       631        911       1069       1181       1280       1370
    4400       635        915       1074       1187       1287       1377
    4450       638        920       1079       1193       1293       1383
    4500       641        924       1084       1198       1299       1390
    4550       644        929       1089       1204       1305       1396
    4600       647        933       1094       1209       1311       1403
    4650       650        937       1100       1215       1317       1409
    4700       653        942       1105       1221       1323       1416
    4750       656        946       1110       1226       1329       1422
    4800       659        950       1115       1232       1335       1429
    4850       662        955       1120       1237       1341       1435
    4900       665        959       1125       1243       1347       1442
    4950       668        964       1130       1248       1353       1448
    5000       671        968       1135       1254       1359       1455
    5050       674        972       1140       1260       1365       1461
    5100       677        976       1145       1265       1371       1467
    5150       680        981       1150       1270       1377       1473
    5200       683        985       1154       1276       1383       1480
    5250       687        990       1160       1282       1390       1487
    5300       691        996       1168       1290       1399       1496
    5350       695       1002       1175       1298       1407       1506
    5400       700       1009       1182       1307       1416       1515
    5450       704       1015       1190       1315       1425       1525
    5500       709       1022       1198       1324       1435       1535
    5550       714       1029       1206       1333       1445       1546
    5600       718       1036       1215       1342       1455       1557
    5650       723       1043       1223       1351       1465       1567
                          SOUTH CAROLINA

           SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY     ONE        TWO       THREE       FOUR       FIVE        SIX
 INCOME    CHILD     CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN
    5700       728       1050       1231       1360       1475       1578
    5750       733       1057       1239       1369       1484       1588
    5800       738       1064       1248       1379       1494       1599
    5850       743       1071       1256       1388       1504       1610
    5900       747       1078       1264       1397       1514       1620
    5950       752       1085       1272       1406       1524       1631
    6000       757       1092       1281       1415       1534       1641
    6050       762       1098       1288       1423       1543       1651
    6100       766       1104       1295       1431       1551       1659
    6150       770       1110       1302       1438       1559       1668
    6200       774       1116       1308       1446       1567       1677
    6250       779       1122       1315       1453       1575       1685
    6300       783       1128       1322       1461       1583       1694
    6350       787       1134       1328       1468       1591       1703
    6400       791       1139       1335       1475       1599       1711
    6450       795       1145       1342       1483       1607       1720
    6500       800       1151       1349       1490       1616       1729
    6550       804       1157       1355       1498       1624       1737
    6600       808       1163       1362       1505       1632       1746
    6650       812       1169       1369       1513       1640       1755
    6700       816       1175       1376       1520       1648       1763
    6750       821       1181       1382       1528       1656       1772
    6800       825       1187       1389       1535       1664       1781
    6850       830       1193       1397       1544       1673       1790
    6900       834       1200       1405       1552       1682       1800
    6950       839       1206       1412       1561       1692       1810
    7000       843       1213       1420       1569       1701       1820
    7050       848       1220       1428       1577       1710       1830
    7100       852       1226       1435       1586       1719       1839
    7150       857       1233       1443       1594       1728       1849
    7200       861       1239       1450       1603       1737       1859
    7250       866       1246       1458       1611       1747       1869
    7300       871       1252       1466       1620       1756       1879
    7350       875       1259       1473       1628       1765       1889
                         SOUTH CAROLINA

           SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY     ONE       TWO       THREE       FOUR       FIVE        SIX
 INCOME    CHILD    CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN
    7400      880       1265       1481       1637       1774       1898
    7450      884       1272       1489       1645       1783       1908
    7500      889       1278       1496       1654       1792       1918
    7550      893       1285       1504       1662       1802       1928
    7600      898       1291       1512       1671       1811       1938
    7650      903       1298       1519       1679       1820       1947
    7700      907       1305       1527       1687       1829       1957
    7750      912       1311       1535       1696       1838       1967
    7800      916       1318       1542       1704       1847       1977
    7850      921       1324       1550       1713       1857       1987
    7900      925       1331       1558       1721       1866       1996
    7950      930       1337       1565       1730       1875       2006
    8000      934       1343       1573       1738       1884       2016
    8050      938       1350       1580       1746       1893       2025
    8100      943       1356       1588       1754       1902       2035
    8150      947       1362       1595       1762       1910       2044
    8200      951       1368       1602       1771       1919       2054
    8250      955       1375       1610       1779       1928       2063
    8300      960       1381       1617       1787       1937       2073
    8350      964       1387       1625       1795       1946       2082
    8400      968       1393       1632       1803       1955       2092
    8450      972       1399       1639       1811       1964       2101
    8500      977       1406       1647       1820       1972       2111
    8550      981       1412       1654       1828       1981       2120
    8600      985       1418       1662       1836       1990       2130
    8650      989       1424       1669       1844       1999       2139
    8700      993       1430       1676       1852       2008       2149
    8750      998       1437       1684       1861       2017       2158
    8800     1002       1443       1691       1869       2026       2167
    8850     1006       1449       1699       1877       2035       2177
    8900     1010       1455       1706       1885       2043       2186
    8950     1015       1462       1713       1893       2052       2196
    9000     1019       1468       1721       1901       2061       2205
    9050     1023       1474       1728       1910       2070       2215
                         SOUTH CAROLINA

           SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY     ONE       TWO       THREE       FOUR       FIVE        SIX
 INCOME    CHILD    CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN
    9100     1027       1480       1736       1918       2079       2224
    9150     1032       1486       1743       1926       2088       2234
    9200     1036       1493       1750       1934       2097       2243
    9250     1040       1499       1758       1942       2105       2253
    9300     1044       1505       1765       1951       2114       2262
    9350     1049       1511       1773       1959       2123       2272
    9400     1053       1518       1780       1967       2132       2281
    9450     1057       1524       1787       1975       2141       2291
    9500     1061       1529       1794       1982       2149       2299
    9550     1064       1534       1800       1989       2156       2307
    9600     1068       1539       1806       1995       2163       2314
    9650     1071       1544       1812       2002       2170       2322
    9700     1074       1549       1817       2008       2177       2329
    9750     1077       1554       1823       2015       2184       2337
    9800     1081       1559       1829       2021       2191       2344
    9850     1084       1563       1835       2028       2198       2352
    9900     1087       1568       1841       2034       2205       2359
    9950     1091       1573       1847       2041       2212       2367
   10000     1094       1578       1853       2047       2219       2374
   10050     1097       1583       1858       2053       2226       2382
   10100     1101       1588       1864       2060       2233       2389
   10150     1104       1593       1870       2066       2240       2397
   10200     1107       1598       1876       2073       2247       2404
   10250     1111       1602       1882       2079       2254       2412
   10300     1114       1607       1888       2086       2261       2419
   10350     1117       1612       1893       2092       2268       2427
   10400     1121       1617       1899       2099       2275       2434
   10450     1124       1622       1905       2105       2282       2442
   10500     1127       1627       1911       2112       2289       2449
   10550     1131       1632       1917       2118       2296       2457
   10600     1134       1636       1923       2125       2303       2464
   10650     1137       1641       1929       2131       2310       2472
   10700     1140       1646       1934       2137       2317       2479
   10750     1144       1651       1940       2144       2324       2487
                         SOUTH CAROLINA

           SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY     ONE       TWO       THREE       FOUR       FIVE        SIX
 INCOME    CHILD    CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN
   10800     1147       1656       1946       2150       2331       2494
   10850     1150       1661       1952       2157       2338       2502
   10900     1154       1666       1958       2163       2345       2509
   10950     1157       1671       1964       2170       2352       2517
   11000     1160       1675       1969       2176       2358       2524
   11050     1163       1680       1974       2182       2365       2530
   11100     1166       1684       1980       2188       2371       2537
   11150     1169       1688       1985       2193       2378       2544
   11200     1172       1693       1990       2199       2384       2551
   11250     1175       1697       1996       2205       2391       2558
   11300     1178       1702       2001       2211       2397       2565
   11350     1181       1706       2007       2217       2403       2572
   11400     1184       1711       2012       2223       2410       2579
   11450     1187       1715       2017       2229       2416       2585
   11500     1191       1720       2023       2235       2423       2592
   11550     1194       1724       2028       2241       2429       2599
   11600     1197       1729       2033       2247       2435       2606
   11650     1200       1733       2039       2253       2442       2613
   11700     1203       1738       2044       2259       2448       2620
   11750     1206       1742       2049       2265       2455       2627
   11800     1209       1747       2055       2270       2461       2633
   11850     1212       1751       2060       2276       2468       2640
   11900     1214       1755       2065       2282       2473       2646
   11950     1217       1759       2069       2287       2479       2652
   12000     1220       1763       2074       2292       2484       2658
   12050     1223       1767       2079       2297       2490       2664
   12100     1225       1771       2083       2302       2496       2670
   12150     1228       1775       2088       2307       2501       2676
   12200     1231       1779       2093       2312       2507       2682
   12250     1234       1783       2097       2318       2512       2688
   12300     1236       1787       2102       2323       2518       2694
   12350     1239       1791       2107       2328       2523       2700
   12400     1242       1795       2111       2333       2529       2706
   12450     1244       1798       2116       2338       2535       2712
                         SOUTH CAROLINA

           SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY     ONE       TWO       THREE       FOUR       FIVE        SIX
 INCOME    CHILD    CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN
   12500     1247       1802       2121       2343       2540       2718
   12550     1250       1806       2125       2348       2546       2724
   12600     1253       1810       2130       2354       2551       2730
   12650     1255       1814       2135       2359       2557       2736
   12700     1258       1818       2139       2364       2563       2742
   12750     1261       1822       2144       2369       2568       2748
   12800     1264       1826       2149       2374       2574       2754
   12850     1266       1830       2153       2379       2579       2760
   12900     1269       1834       2158       2385       2585       2766
   12950     1272       1838       2163       2390       2590       2772
   13000     1274       1842       2167       2395       2596       2778
   13050     1277       1846       2172       2400       2602       2784
   13100     1280       1850       2177       2405       2607       2790
   13150     1283       1854       2181       2410       2613       2796
   13200     1285       1858       2186       2415       2618       2802
   13250     1288       1862       2190       2421       2624       2807
   13300     1291       1866       2195       2426       2629       2813
   13350     1294       1870       2200       2431       2635       2819
   13400     1296       1874       2204       2436       2641       2825
   13450     1299       1877       2209       2441       2646       2831
   13500     1302       1881       2214       2446       2652       2837
   13550     1304       1885       2218       2451       2657       2843
   13600     1307       1889       2223       2457       2663       2849
   13650     1310       1893       2228       2462       2668       2855
   13700     1313       1897       2232       2467       2674       2861
   13750     1315       1901       2237       2472       2680       2867
   13800     1318       1905       2242       2477       2685       2873
   13850     1321       1909       2246       2482       2691       2879
   13900     1324       1913       2251       2487       2696       2885
   13950     1326       1917       2256       2493       2702       2891
   14000     1329       1921       2260       2498       2708       2897
   14050     1332       1925       2265       2503       2713       2903
   14100     1334       1929       2270       2508       2719       2909
   14150     1337       1933       2274       2513       2724       2915
                         SOUTH CAROLINA

           SCHEDULE OF BASIC CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS
COMBINED
  GROSS
MONTHLY     ONE       TWO       THREE       FOUR       FIVE        SIX
 INCOME    CHILD    CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN   CHILDREN
   14200     1340       1937       2279       2518       2730       2921
   14250     1343       1941       2284       2523       2735       2927
   14300     1345       1945       2288       2529       2741       2933
   14350     1348       1949       2293       2534       2747       2939
   14400     1351       1952       2298       2539       2752       2945
   14450     1354       1956       2302       2544       2758       2951
   14500     1356       1960       2307       2549       2763       2957
   14550     1359       1964       2312       2554       2769       2963
   14600     1362       1968       2316       2559       2774       2969
   14650     1364       1972       2321       2565       2780       2975
   14700     1367       1976       2325       2570       2786       2981
   14750     1370       1980       2330       2575       2791       2986
   14800     1373       1984       2335       2580       2797       2992
   14850     1375       1988       2339       2585       2802       2998
   14900     1378       1992       2344       2590       2808       3004
   14950     1381       1996       2349       2595       2813       3010
   15000     1384       2000       2353       2601       2819       3016
                                                   South Carolina Department of Social Services
                                  CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION: WORKSHEET A
                                                              vs.
                 Name of Plaintiff                                                 Name of Defendant                                             File Number
                                                                                         Father                             Mother

 1. Monthly Gross Income:
                                                                                     Imputed                                    Imputed

 2. Monthly Alimony        (This Action)

     a. To Be Received:                                                   +                                    +
     b. To Be Paid:                                                       –                                    –
 3. a. Other Monthly Alimony or Child Support Paid:                       –                                    –
        (If Having Priority Over This Action)

     b. Adjustment For                          Other Child(ren)                                                                                      Combined Monthly
        In the Home:                                                      –                                    –                                    Adjusted Gross Income

 4. Adjusted Monthly Gross Income:                                        4(F)                             +   4(M)                             =   4(C)
                                                                                                                                                       4(F) + 4(M) = 4(C)



     Number of Children To Be Supported By Order In This Action:
 5. Basic Combined Child Support Obligation:                  (Gross)                                                                               5(C)
     (From Schedule, Using Combined Monthly Adjusted
     Gross Income (Line (4C))

 6. Adjustment to Basic Child Support Obligation
     a. Health Insurance Premium:                                         +                                    +
        (Portion Covering Children Only)

     b. Child(ren)’s Extraordinary Medical Expenses:                      +                                    +
     c. Work-Related Child Care Costs Adjusted
        For Federal Tax Credit:
        Actual                        x 0.75 =                            +                                    +
        (0.75 adjusts for Federal Tax Credit, but does not
        apply for certain income levels; see instructions.)

     Total Adjustment to Basic Combined Child
     Support Obligation:                                                  6(F)                             +   6(M)                             =   6(C)+

 7. Total Combined Monthly Child Support
    Obligation: (Net)                                                                                                                           =   7(C)
                                                                                                                                                       5(C) + 6(C) = 7(C)


 8. Proportional Share of Combined Monthly
    Adjusted Gross Income:                                                8(F)                         %       8(M)                         %
                                                                                    4(F)/4(C) = 8(F)                   4(M)/4(C) = 8(M)


 9. Gross Child Support Obligation of Individual
    Parent: (Monthly)                                                     9(F)                                 9(M)
                                                                                 7(C) x 8(F) = 9(F)                 7(C) x 8(M) = 9(M)


     Complete Items 10-11 for Noncustodial Parent Only:
     Noncustodial Parent is:        (Check One)                                            Father                             Mother
10. Credit for Adjustment to Basic Combined Child
    Support Obligation: (From Item 6(F) or Item 6(M))                     10(F)                                10(M)
                                                                                  (Same as Item 6(F)                   (Same as Item 6(M)


11. Net Child Support To Be Paid To Custodial Parent:                     11(F)                                11(M)
                                                                              9(F) – 10(F) = 11(F)                 9(M) – 10(M) = 11(M)



Date:                                      Worksheet Prepared By:                                                                    For:       Father         Mother
                                           Note: If deviation from the Guidelines is necessary, please specify reasons (over).
DSS Form 27151 (MAR 99) Edition of JUL 98 is obsolete.
  Reasons For Deviation From The Guidelines Award Amount:




                                                                  Signature




                                                                    Date



DSS Form 27151 (MAR 99) Edition of JUL 98 is obsolete.   PAGE 2
                                             South Carolina Department of Social Services
                              SPLIT CUSTODY WORKSHEET: WORKSHEET B
                                                         vs.
                Name of Plaintiff                                     Name of Defendant                                 File Number

            Children with Mother:                              DOB:                  Children with Father:                        DOB:




1. Total Number of Children with Mother:                                  2. Total Number of Children with Father:

2. Combined Monthly Adjusted Gross Income:                                $
   (From Line 4(C) Worksheet A)


3. Combined Child Support Obligation:                                     $
   (Apply Line 2 to Schedule)

                                                                                  Mother                   Father

 4. Prorated Percentage:       (Number of children with each parent                            %                    %
   divided by the total number of children)


5. Prorated Basic Obligation for Children with Each Parent: $                                      $
   (Multiply Line 4 by Line 3 for each parent)


    5a. Health Insurance Premium:                                             +                        +
         (Portion covering children only)


    5b. Children’s Extraordinary Medical Costs:                               +                        +


    5c. Work-Related Child Care Costs Adjusted for                            +                        +
        Federal Tax Credit: (Actual x 0.75)

 6. Total Prorated Obligations:                                           $                        $
   (Lines 5a + 5b + 5c)


7. Allocation to Parties:


    7a. Percentage Share of Income:                                                        %                        %
         (From Line 8 Worksheet A)


    7b. Mother’s Obligation to Father:                                    $
         (Multiply Line 7a by Line 6 as arrows direct)


    7c. Father’s Obligation to Mother:                                                             $
         (Multiply Line 7a by Line 6 as arrows direct)


8. Final Child Support Amount: (Subtract lesser amount from greater $                              $
   amount in Line 7b and Line 7c and place result under greater amount)




 Date:                                  Worksheet Prepared by:
                                        For:   Father     Mother

 Note: If deviation from the guideline award amount is necessary, please specify reasons.                           (See reverse side)

DSS Form 27152 (MAR 99) Edition of JAN 99 is obsolete; replaces DSS Form 2762.
  Reasons For Deviation From The Guidelines Award Amount:




                                                            Signature




                                                              Date



DSS Form 27152 (MAR 99)                         PAGE 2
                                                    South Carolina Department of Social Services
                             SHARED PARENTING WORKSHEET: WORKSHEET C
                                                            vs.
                  Name of Plaintiff                                            Name of Defendant                                                 File Number
                                                                                     Father                                  Mother

 1. Monthly Gross Income:
 2. Monthly Alimony         (This Action)

    a. To Be Received:                                                +                                       +
    b. To Be Paid:                                                    –                                       –
 3. a. Other Monthly Alimony or Child Support Paid:                   –                                       –
         (If Having Priority Over This Action)

    b. Adjustment For                            Other Child(ren)                                                                                      Combined Monthly
       In the Home: (0.75)                                            –                                       –                                      Adjusted Gross Income

 4. Adjusted Monthly Gross Income:                                    4(F)                                +   4(M)                               =   4(C)
                                                                                                                                                        4(F) + 4(M) = 4(C)
 5. Proportional Share of Combined Monthly
    Adjusted Gross Income:                                            5(F)                            %   +   5(M)                           %
                                                                                4(F)/4(C) = 5(F)                       4(M)/4(C) = 5(M)


    Number of Children To Be Supported By Order In This Action:
 6. Basic Combined Child Support Obligation:                (Gross)                                                                                  6(C)
    (From Schedule, Using Combined Monthly Adjusted
    Gross Income (Line (4C))

 7. Shared Custody Basic Obligation:                                                                                                                 7(C)
                                                                                                                                                             6(C) x 1.50
                                                                                     Father                                  Mother

 8. Each Parent’s Share:                                              8(F)                                    8(M)
                                                                               5(F) x 7(C) = 8(F)                      5(M) x 7(C) = 8(M)

 9. Overnights with Each Parent:                                      9(F)                                +   9(M)                               =   9(C)        365



10. Percentage with Each Parent:                                      10(F)                           %   +   10(M)                          %   =   10(C)      100%
                                                                                9(F)/365 = 10(F)                       9(M)/365 = 10(M)

11. Amount Retained:                                                  11(F)                                   11(M)
                                                                              8(F) x 10(F) = 11(F)                    8(M) x 10(M) = 11(M)

12. Each Parent’s Obligation:                                         12(F)                                   12(M)
                                                                              8(F) – 11(F) = 12(F)                 8(M) – 11(M) = 12(M)

13. Amount Transferred for Shared Basic Obligation:                   13(F)                                   13(M)
    (If Negative Number, Enter $0)                                                2(F) – 12(M)                           12(M) – 12(F)

14. Adjustment to Basic Obligation
    a. Health Insurance Premium:                                      +                                       +
         (Portion Covering Children Only)

    b. Child(ren)’s Extraordinary Medical Expenses:                   +                                       +
    c. Work-Related Child Care Costs:                                 +                                       +
         Total Adjustment:                                            14(F)                               +   14(M)                              =   14(C)

15. Each Parent’s Share of Total Adjustments:                         15(F)                                   15(M)
                                                                              14(C) x 5(F) = 15(F)                 14(C) x 5(M) = 15(M)

16. Amount Transferred for Adjustments:                               16(F)                                   16(M)
    (If Negative Number, Enter $0)                                               15(F) – 14(F)                           15(M) – 14(M)

17. Total Amount Transferred:                                         17(F)                                   17(M)
                                                                              13(F) + 16(F) = 17(F)                13(M) + 16(M) = 17(M)

18. Final Child Support Amount:                                       18(F)                                   18(M)
    (If Negative Number, Enter $0)                                               17(F) – 17(M)                           17(M) – 17(F)

                                                                                                                                             Note: If deviation from the
                                                                                                                                             Guidelines is necessary,
 Date:                                      Worksheet Prepared By:                                                                           please specify reasons (over).
DSS Form 27153 (MAR 99) Edition of JAN 99 is obsolete.
  Reasons For Deviation From The Guidelines Award Amount:




                                                                  Signature




                                                                    Date



DSS Form 27153 (MAR 99) Edition of JAN 99 is obsolete.   PAGE 2
                        South Carolina Child Support Guidelines
                        Day Care Tax Credit Thresholds for 1999



Under most circumstances, custodial parents who incur day care expenses should be given credit
for 75% of the day care costs paid. This reflects the net of the federal income tax credit which is
given for day care expenditures. However, lower income custodial parents may have an income
level which effectively negates the benefit of this tax credit. Custodial parents with gross income
less than the following threshold amounts should be given credit for 100% of actual day care
expenditures when calculating guidelines amounts. These amounts will be updated each year as
changes are made to the federal income tax code.




                One            Two           Three         Four           Five           Six
                Child         Children      Children      Children       Children      Children
 Custodial      $1,167         $1,629        $1,842         $2,054        $2,267        $2,479
 Parent
 Monthly
 Income
                 South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Evaluation Form


Federal law requires that each State’s child support guidelines be reviewed every four years.
Please participate in this review process by completing this form and returning it to the
address below.


1.     Do you think that the guidelines are clear and easy to use? If not, what would you like
       to see changed?




2.     Are the guidelines fair to all parties: custodial parent, noncustodial parent, joint
       custody? If not, how could the guidelines be made fairer to both parties?




3.     From your experience with the guidelines, have the award amounts been adequate, too
       high, or too low?




4.     General comments or suggestions (please attach additional sheets if necessary):




      Name (optional):             __________________________________

      Address:                     ___________________________________
                                   ___________________________________




                                          Return to:
                             Child Support Enforcement Division
                         South Carolina Department of Social Services
                                     Post Office Box 1469
                            Columbia, South Carolina 29202-1469
                                 Attention: Michael Thigpen




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