Spousal and Child Support
The Idaho Child Support Guidelines provide that the amount of child support must be calculated following the Income Shares Model. Using this model, the amount of money spent on the child's needs during the marriage is estimated, then this amount is divided proportionally between the parents based on their incomes.
There is a presumption that the final amount of child support contributed by each parent cannot be lower than $50 per month, but usually the amount is much higher.
The number of minor children of the marriage shall be considered, as well as the parents' gross income. As a result, one of the spouses may be responsible for a more significant portion of child support, even if this parent is the one who has primary custody of the child.
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