Boise Child Support Attorney
Idaho has very specific child support guidelines that set the amount paid by the non-custodial parent for the general support of a child. This amount is arrived at through a formula based on both parents' incomes. A child support order is designed to maintain the child's or children's standard of living after a divorce.
Everman Law Offices and Mediation Services ● Divorce and Child Support Lawyer ● 208-639-9037
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Free Half Hour Consultation.
If a child stays with one parent overnight more than 25 percent 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.
The courts are concerned with ensuring children have food, shelter and clothing. Separated or divorced parents usually want to provide for more than the basics — such as college tuition, braces or summer camps. Such provisions may be included in a divorce decree or in an initial court order for child custody and support.
Whether a lawyer represents the payer parent or the recipient parent in child support matters, the lawyer's role is to ensure both parents are treated fairly and that the resulting child support order is in the best interest of the child or children.
If an adjustment or modification is made to the child support award, the new order will be enforceable through the courts.
Contact us today to schedule a detailed free consultation with a dedicated Idaho divorce and child support attorney at Everman Law Offices and Mediation Services in Boise. Weekend and after-hours appointments are available for your convenience.
Everman Law Offices and Mediation Services
39 W. Pine Ave,
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-639-9037 • E-Mail