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Coeur d'Alene Child Support Lawyers

Personalized Legal Service for Clients in All 5 North Idaho Counties

Most of the time, parents who receive child support feel as if they are not getting enough resources, while parents who pay child support feel like they are paying too much. At Walsh & Lewis PLLC, our main objective is to reach an equitable and fair child support order based on the laws in Idaho. We understand that financial obligations can be difficult for non-custodial parents to fulfill, while they can create stress and anxiety for custodial parents who struggle to make ends meet.

Our child support lawyers in Coeur d’Alene understand the challenges that parents either paying or receiving child support may experience. Even if both parents agree to the terms of a child support order, circumstances may change. This is why our mission is to help clients throughout all five North Idaho counties create a sound, effective child support obligation agreement that is reasonable and realistic for both parties to live by. With 30 combined years of experience and an extensive track record for favorable outcomes, you can count on our child support attorneys to handle your situation with the urgency and dedication it deserves.

We are committed to your success. To learn more about how we can serve you, contact us at (208) 712-8292.

Child Support Laws in Idaho

The Idaho Child Support Guidelines are used to determine the type and amount of child support that one parent pays to the other. These guidelines take into account a wide range of factors and assist the court in calculating a final amount.

The guidelines take into account the following factors, and more:

  • The age of the child
  • The amount needed for the child’s healthcare
  • The number of children who need child support
  • The combined monthly parental gross income

The child’s monthly obligations are divided between the parents based on the parents’ combined gross income and the other mentioned factors to determine what amount will be paid to assist in raising the children. Regardless of the choices that parents may make regarding custody and support, the court will rely on the guidelines to determine what is best for the child. The court may also order temporary child support in certain cases where one parent needs to pay for their child in an emergency situation.

Child Support Obligations in Idaho

Idaho’s Guidelines Income includes the gross income of both parents and, if applicable, fringe benefits and/or potential income. Once a judge determines which parent will be ordered to pay child support, they will set the basic child support obligation upon the Guidelines Income of both parents, according to the rates below (rounded off to the nearest dollar). They include, but are not limited to:

One Child

  • 18% of the first $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $150/month, $1,800/year
  • 17% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $142/month, $1,700/year
  • 15% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $125/month, $1,500/year
  • 14% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $117/month, $1,400/year
  • 13% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $108/month, $1,300/year

Two Children

  • 26% of the first $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $217/month, $2,600/year
  • 25% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $208/month, $2,500/year
  • 23% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $192/month, $2,300/year
  • 22% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $183/month, $2,200/year
  • 20% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income:$167/month, $2,000/year

Three Children

  • 30% of the first $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $250/month, $3,000/year
  • 29% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $242/month, $2,900/year
  • 27% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $225/month, $2,700/year
  • 26% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $217/month, $2,600/year
  • 24% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $200/month, $2,400/year

Four Children

  • 33% of the first $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $275/month, $3,300/year
  • 32% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $267/month, $3,200/year
  • 30% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $250/month, $3,000/year
  • 29% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $242/month, $2,900/year
  • 27% of the next $10,000 of combined Guidelines Income: $225/month, $2,700/year

Building Custom Legal Solutions Tailored to Your Specific Needs

Whether you need financial support for your child or want to challenge a child support order, Walsh & Lewis PLLC can help you. Our child support lawyers in Coeur d'Alene provide effective, individualized, and committedrepresentation to parents throughout Idaho. Regardless of how complex your situation may seem, we have the experience necessary to help you resolve your child support needs quickly and efficiently.

Schedule your free, confidential consultation online or at (208) 712-8292!

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