Alimony and Support
South Carolina Divorce: Alimony and Support
South Carolina law says that if you can show a legitimate need, and that your spouse can afford it, you are entitled to receive alimony.
At the Rosen Law Firm, our divorce, alimony, and child support practice is managed by Robert Rosen, an attorney with more than 30 years of experience dedicated solely to the practice of family law. In one reported case from the South Carolina Court of Appeals, Wooten v. Wooten, Mr. Rosen successfully represented a woman in a case that changed state law regarding life insurance. Mr. Rosen has been involved in hundreds of alimony cases and has handled many appeals cases.
The lawyers at the Rosen Law Firm represent divorce clients in the Charleston area and throughout the State of South Carolina in matters involving:
- Permanent periodic alimony
- Reimbursement alimony
- Rehabilitative alimony
- Lump sum alimony
The issue of adultery can play a large role in these cases — for both sides. South Carolina law says that no alimony can be awarded to any spouse who commits adultery before the divorce has been finalized. Other factors the courts weigh heavily include the marital lifestyle, the length of the marriage, and the relative education levels and earning capacities of each party. However, judicial discretion plays a large role in these matters and it is sometimes difficult to predict the outcome of a case with any certainty.
Unlike alimony, child support is calculated by a stricter formula that takes into account a number of specific facts. Generally, there is little deviation from this formula and consequently, little that divorce attorneys for either side can do to affect this amount outside of compiling accurate financial information. With decades of experience dealing with the financial aspects of divorce, Robert Rosen can help you to reach the right result.
In addition to alimony and child support, our firm also assists clients with related issues such as paternity determinations, fathers' rights, support enforcement, and post-divorce modifications to support obligations.
Contacting Our Tri-County Area Law Office
For straight talk and real answers to your questions about divorce, alimony, and child support, call us in Charleston, South Carolina, at 1-843-377-1700 or contact us via e-mail with a brief description of your legal needs. We offer flexible appointment times and accept all major credit cards in payment for our services.