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Rebecca Poston Creel

Columbia Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. In the state of South Carolina, can a step father be found liable to pay child support following divorce of the child's mother?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rebecca Poston Creel
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    Traditionally there is no obligation of support between a step-father and a step-child, unless there has been a step-parent adoption. While there is some case law that suggests that when a step-parent voluntarily brings a step-child into the family and assumes the responsibility of support for that child, they could be held responsible to pay child support, other cases which state a step-parent may end his or her obligation to support at will, would make it very hard to financially tie the...

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  2. Can I have my child support payments back-dated to the date I filed the motion for a reduction hearing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rebecca Poston Creel
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    South Carolina allows for the modification of child support if there is a substantial changes in circumstances which was outside of your contemplation at the time the order was rendered. This would include a change in your income, her income, a change in the cost of daycare or of insurance. Provided that your ex-wife was properly served, her income information is the critical piece of this puzzle. There are ways to obtain her financial information, even in her absence. I urge you to...

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  3. My husband left in July and I support our household and my 3 kids since July., I have no money. May I get a Pro Bono attorney?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rebecca Poston Creel
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    If you are seeking child support from your husband, you may want to reach out to the Department of Social Services Child Support Enforcement Division. They can pursue a case against your husband. SCDSSCSED does not have the ability to address issues of visitation, custody or divorce, but they can help you with regards to support for the children. As to your other issues (separation/divorce, custody, visitation and division of assets and debts) you may qualify for aid from a pro bono...