Idaho's child support guidelines are intended to give specific guidance to courts conducting child support proceedings within the state. The idea is that the guidelines will produce an equitable and uniform approach to establishing child support obligations within the state.
There are four basic underlying principles that Idaho's child support guidelines are based on:
|The Idaho Child Support Guidelines|
How is Child Support Calculated?
|Child support obligations in Idaho are calculated using the Income Shares Model. The idea is to estimate the amount of support that the children would have received if the marriage hadn't failed. This support amount is then divided between the parents in proportion to their respective incomes. These calculations can be done using the forms listed below:|
Shared Physical Custody: If the child spends more than 25% of the overnights in a year with each parent.
Split Physical Custody: When a couple has more than one child and each parent has physical custody of at least one child.
Will a Court Ever Deviate From the Child Support Guidelines?
Child support obligations calculated using Idaho's child support guidelines are presumed to be appropriate and fair until evidence is presented showing that the award would be inappropriate or unjust.
Idaho's Child Support Services
Idaho's Child Support Services (CSS) is available to help you with a variety of child support related issued. For example, CSS can help to:
State laws change frequently. For case specific information regarding Idaho's child support guidelines contact a local family law lawyer.
Contact a qualified attorney.