Child Support


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Iowa recently adopted the pure income shares method of calculating child support, which provides specific guidance for parents as to what child support shall be depending on the combined incomes of the parties.  If you are a noncustodial parent whose visitation exceeds a certain number of overnights, you may be eligible for an extraordinary visitation deduction.  If you can demonstrate a legal obligation to support other children, you may be entitled to the Qualified Additional Dependent Deduction.  There are also specific methods for taking into account individuals with fluctuating income, business expenses, overtime pay or a second job. Dickinson's family law attorneys analyze clients' paystubs, tax returns, and W-2 information to calculate child support accurately and fairly.  We understand your commitment to ensuring that your children are provided for and supported.


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