To use the child support calculator Iowa, select or enter the required information next to each statement. After filling out the form, click the calculate button to receive an idea of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in Iowa. Keep reading!
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About child support calculator Iowa.
You can use the Child Support Estimator to determine your child support obligation. The sum is determined using the Iowa Supreme Court’s Child Support Guidelines.
This estimator is simple and easy to use. For the state of Iowa, we do not recommend using another calculator because the results could be false or misleading.
NOTE: This estimator is solely intended for informational use. This sum is just intended as a rough estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be granted. The results may differ from the actual amount of child support.
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The accuracy of the child support amount you determine based on your use of this estimator is not assured by the Child Support Recovery Unit or the Court.
The amount of child support is influenced by a variety of factors. Depending on the income estimates you enter into this estimator, the child support amount could be higher or lower. These factors may are:
- The number of children.
- The number of overnights the children stay with the non-custodial parent.
- The non-custodial parent’s monthly net income.
- The cost of child care is paid by the non-custodial parent.
- Amount of child support paid by the non-custodial parent for children from a previous marriage.
All children are assumed to live primarily with one parent by the Child Support Estimator. This estimator is not used in cases of shared custody or joint physical custody, in which the children spend equal amounts of time with each parent (each parent has custody of one or more of the children).
How is child support calculated in Iowa?
In Iowa, Child support payments are based on the parent’s combined income as well as the number of qualifying children for support. Usually, higher payments result from more children or a higher combined income.
The percentage of each parent’s income also affects the transfer amounts. Non-custodial parents with high salaries are those who provide the most support in Iowa. Low-income parents who have primary physical custody are the biggest recipients.
Additionally, the frequency of overnight visits in Iowa or where the children sleep is also used as the foundation for calculating the percentage of shared custody timesharing. A percentage is then calculated from overnight totals.
Iowa family courts use a multi-tiered percentage calculation for parenting time credit toward child support for the non-residence parent when determining sole custody:
- 0% credit for child support: 0 to 127 overnights by the non-residential parent each year
- 15% credit for child support: 128–147 overnights per year
- 20% credit for child support: 148 to 166 overnights annually
- 167 to about 182 overnights each year are eligible for the 25% child support credit.
The amount of child support reduces as parenting time as a percentage rises.
In the state of Iowa, including the cities of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Iowa City, and Ankeny, Iowan child support guidelines are applicable throughout the entire state. The agreement of parents or a judge presiding over your case may decide to change support payments.