The State of Idaho requires the parents of a minor child to provide financial support for the needs of the minor child. The amount of support that each parent must provide is determined by the calculation provided by the Idaho Child Support Guidelines. The Guidelines take many factors into consideration such as the amount that each party makes, the percentage of the combined income between the parties, and the amount of time the child spends with each parent.

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Determining the correct amount of child support

The amount of child support must be set out in a court order. The court order may be entered and sought by the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The amount may be changed or modified at any time when either party's income or circumstances change to warrant said modification.

Child Custody is an issue that comes around in several situations. First, the initial child custody determination may arise when two people are not married, but must decide how they will share custody of the child that they have between them. Second, the issue arises when two people are getting divorced. In this situation, the parties must decide how the divide custody between them after they have been caring for the minor children together. Third, the issue arises after an initial custody arrangement has been put in place, but there have been major changes in either parent's life that would justify changing the custody arrangement for the best interests of the minor child.

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