Child Support

Child Support Lawyer Des Moines, Iowa

How Much is Child Support in Iowa?

Child support agreement

Both parents have an obligation to support their child or children. Parents are also responsible to cover the costs of the child’s health insurance and medical care. The amount of child support depends on the number of children who require support and the income of both parents. Both gross and net income must be considered.

Gross income includes the following:

  • Salary
  • Wages
  • Bonuses
  • Commissions
  • Retirement or pension
  • Royalties
  • Trust funds
  • Returns on investments
  • Spousal support received

Once both parents’ gross income is calculated, you must deduct state and federal taxes, Medicare and social security tax deductions to determine the net income. Other factors include how much time each parent will spend with the child.

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Challenging and Modifying Child Support

There are times when the final amount, or how the support is divided, is unfair to either the parent or the child. Prior to the establishment of the order, either party can request a hearing to present evidence which justifies an increase or decrease in support.

Once the child support order is established, you can request to modify the amount if order excludes the child’s medical support or adjust payments if either parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, such as losing a job or gaining an inheritance.

The Legal Counsel You Need

If children are involved in a divorce in Iowa, the court may order either or both parents to pay child support. Typically, child support is the source of constant confrontation. The receiving parent may have issues with consistent payment, while the paying parent may have suspicions about the money being used for the wrong reasons.

If you are experiencing child support issues or wish to modify your current payment plan, our Des Moines child support attorney can provide you with knowledgeable and trustworthy legal representation to create a reasonable child support plan and negotiate agreements which meets the satisfaction of both parties. We are capable of making sure court orders are enforced and the other parent is upholding their responsibilities.


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