Child Support

Boise Financial and Medical Child Support Attorney

Idaho has very specific child support guidelines that set the amount paid by the noncustodial parent for the general support of a child. This amount is based on both parents' incomes and is designed to maintain the child's or children's standard of living after a divorce.

If a child stays with one parent overnight more than 25% of the time, Idaho considers that parent to have shared custody and applies a different calculation to determine the child support due. In most situations, however, the state orders support that is roughly equal between the parents when matters such as day care and medical expenses are factored in.

Parents are also required by law to provide for medical insurance if they can reasonably afford to do so through their employer or through one of the low cost state programs available. The parent responsible for maintaining insurance is dictated in the divorce through what is called a medical support order.

Everman Law Offices ● Divorce and Child Support Lawyer ● 208-639-3918
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Modifications to the basic guidelines that determine child support can be made in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Travel expenses may be figured into the child support equation if the parents live far apart
  • Parents can agree to provide support beyond the age of majority or to jointly finance college expenses
  • The child may possess assets (such as a trust or inheritance) that affect the burden of support

These and other situations that may require an adjustment to the child support award, once the divorce and support order is issued, require the involvement of the courts and their enforcement powers.

Contact us today to schedule a detailed free consultation with a dedicated Idaho divorce and child support attorney at the Everman Law Offices in Boise. Weekend and after hours appointments are available for your convenience.

Everman Law Offices
601 Beacon Street
Boise, ID 83706

Phone: 208-639-3918 • E-Mail
Fax: 208-344-0345

Located in Boise, the Everman Law Offices serve clients in Boise Valley and Treasure Valley as well as in communities throughout Idaho, including Nampa, Caldwell, Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, McCall, Mountain Home, Twin Falls, Ada County, Canyon County, Gem County, Elmore County, Twin Falls County, Valley County, Boise County, Custer County, Boundary County and Blaine County.

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