To file for a divorce in Idaho, the plaintiff must be a State resident for at least 6 weeks before filing. The divorce may be filed with the District Court of the county where the spouses resides
Both parents may be ordered to pay child support, with the assumption that both parents share legal responsibility for supporting their child. That the legal responsibility should be divided in proportion to their income guidelines, if they are separated, divorced, remarried, or never married. For a discussion of the determination of child support, please read the Idaho Child Support Guidelines:
Basics of orientation. These Child Support Guidelines is based on the following basic principles to guide parents, lawyers and judges in child support obligations to:Both parents share legal responsibility for supporting their child. That the legal responsibility should be divided in proportion to their income guidelines, if they are separated, divorced, remarried, or never married. In any proceedings where child support is concerned, child support must be given priority over the demands of the parents or of the creditors in the allocation of resources to families. Only after careful consideration should the Court delayed implementation of the guidelines because of the assumption of debt. Support is determined without regard to the gender of the custodial parent. Rarely the child support obligation must be set to zero. If the paying parent's monthly income is less than $ 800.00, the Court should examine carefully the income and living expenses to determine the maximum amount of support that can reasonably be ordered without denying a parent means to support autonomous to a minimum level of subsistence. There shall be a rebuttable presumption that a minimum amount of support is at least $ 50.00 per month for each child.