Ask an Attorney - Child Support

Ask an Attorney - Child Support

Child support is calculated in Iowa by using guidelines that are set by the Iowa Supreme Court. The guidelines are used to determine how to divide the parent’s financial responsibilities to care for their children. Child support can be withheld from a parent’s paycheck or parents can send checks for child support to the clerk of court in the county where the child support order was issued. If one parent fails to pay child support, the other parent can contact the Child Support Recovery Unit or a private lawyer.


Child Support