Friday, December 16, 2011

Boise Divorce Attorney - (208) 472-2383 - Boise Family Law Lawyers

Idaho Child Support Issues

As a Boise Divorce Attorney I often get calls concerning child support. There are many issues surrounding child support. They can revolve around  a divorce or a custody proceeding or any other variety of scenarios. A frequent situation that I am involved in as a family law lawyer is in regard to Medicaid or other state assistance.  Where child support monies go when a person receives State assistance is always an issue or a concern for the person receiving child support or paying it.

When a parent is receiving state funds or insurance through TAFI, or aid to needy families, there are certain rules that apply to child support. If you are receiving aid you are required to assign your right to child support payments to the state. Any monies you are owed pursuant to a divorce, custody or paternity order must be paid to the state in exchange for the support they are providing you in relation to TAFI.

This is an important point because as a Boise Divorce Attorney I often hear disparaging comments from people insinuating that a party is receiving child support from them and Medicaid or food stamps or the like. This simply is not the case.  That would be double dipping and you can bet the State of Idaho will not allow that.

If you have a child support issue and would like to speak to a Boise Family Law Attorney, please give us a call at (208) 472-2383 and see what we can do for you.

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