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Child Support Laws in Utah
In the state of Utah, both parents are required to be financially responsible for their children. The amount of money each parent needs to contribute is based on their income, the custody agreement, and the children. It is important to work with a good family law attorney to help you properly represent your financial information and obtain a fair child support agreement. A judge will have the last say in how much parents will need to contribute for child support.
The Utah Child Support Guidelines have a fee schedule, in which parents do have the option to pay more than the fee schedule amount. The Utah Department of Human Services has created a child support calculator to help parents estimate their approximate monthly payment arrangement.
Utah Child Support Guidelines
The fee schedule or formula used can be adjusted up or down, based on the parent’s needs. To use the guidelines, you will need to provide the following information:
- Rental income
- Trust income
- Social security benefits
- Military pay
- Prizes or gifts
An attorney can help you gather this information to properly use the calculator to estimate your financial responsibility.
Collecting Child Support
Once you have a custody arrangement in place, there is a clear definition as to how much you or your former partner will need to pay the other each month. Collecting the monthly payment from the other parent can be easier with a child support order in place. However, there are times when the other parent refuses to pay. If you are having problems collecting child support, contact Utah’s Office of Recovery Services to assist.
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