Child Support Lawyers for Coeur d’Alene & North Idaho
Our child support lawyers are committed to ensuring appropriate child support obligations. Fair child support levels benefit all parties, including your child. Obligations that are too high can leave the paying parent in financial straits. Obligations that are set too low can leave a child in need of basic necessities or create a difficult burden for the parent who receives support.
Child support levels are determined through the use of a formula which is contained in the state guidelines on child support. The formula looks at a variety of factors in an attempt to create a fair child support obligation that meets the child’s needs while not overburdening the paying parent.
Factors that are considered by the government in a child support determination include:
- Each parent’s gross monthly income
- How many nights each parent has the child
- Expenses such as insurance costs, day care costs and other financial issues