One of the toughest aspects of being divorced
or separated is that one of the two parents is often burdened with a child support
obligation. While child support is important for the stability of your child and helps provide for the child’s needs, obligations can be steep and sometimes difficult to manage, especially when you experience a sudden change in your financial circumstances. You might encounter a financial hardship, such as the loss of your job or a reduction in pay, or perhaps you have suffered an accident and suddenly have to shoulder some hefty medical bills. These circumstances are often outside of your control. Maybe you’ve stumbled on some bad luck, and your obligation is straining your finances to their breaking point. But here is some good news: in South Carolina, it is sometimes possible to obtain a court order for child support modification if you have experienced a substantial financial hardship.