Child Support Factors
There are many factors that go into calculating the amount of child support to be paid each month in South Dakota. It is important that a proper consideration of all applicable factors is made to determine who will be responsible for paying child support and how much they will have to pay.
The income of both parents is considered. Being unemployed does not mean that you cannot be ordered to pay child support.
Failure To Pay Child Support
Failure to pay child support can result in very serious consequences, including the suspension of your driver’s license, garnishment of wages and even jail time.
Modifying Child Support
Child support is modifiable, which means that it is possible to change the amount of child support ordered if the financial situation of the parties or custody of the child has changed. When a parent is asking for the amount of child support to be changed a hearing is set with a Child Support Referee. Contact Laughlin Law in Sioux Falls, SD for more information.