Establishing and Enforcing Idaho Child Support Orders
If you do not already have a child support order, Idaho Child Support Services office can help you navigate the legal requirements to get one. To begin the process, you must provide as much information as possible to the child support office regarding your child and the non-custodial parent. Information that may be requested includes contact information, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and employment details.
Child support orders are established through the court system. Therefore, Idaho Child Support Services office does charge fees for this service. If the other parent does not contest the child support order, you will be charged $330-$360.
If it is necessary to go to court to establish the child support order, you will be charged $475. In most cases, the non-custodial parent will be required to pay the legal costs associated with getting the child support order.
Once a child support order exists, Idaho child support office can enforce it through such actions as income withholding, intercepting tax refunds, suspending licenses, or reporting debts to credit agencies.
Changing a Child Support Order
Either parent can request a review of the child support order if he or she feels it should be changed.
In Idaho, all changes to child support orders must be signed by a judge, but to avoid unnecessary legal fees, you can request the Idaho’s Child Support Services office reviews the child support order and circumstances before beginning the legal process. If you would like to request a review of your child support order, you should submit a letter to your local child support office, explaining why you believe the order should change. Idaho’s child support office will review a child support order every three years, or if there has been a major change in the financial or custodial circumstances of the case.
When a review is requested, Idaho child support office will send a letter to both you and your child’s other parent to request information about your case.
You will have 30 days to provide the necessary information. When the review is complete, the child support office will send a letter to both parents explaining their decision.
If both parents agree to the changes suggested by the child support services office, you will be asked to sign an agreement.
A judge will then review the changes and sign the order.
If both parents do not agree to the suggested changes, a court date is set, and a judge will decide if changes should be made to the order. The legal process of changing a child support order may take up to a few months. Idaho child support services office will also charge a legal fee of approximately $360 anytime a child support order is changed. At any time throughout this process, you may hire a private attorney to represent your interests.
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