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Wyoming Child Support Factors

Either parent may be ordered to pay child support. A trustee may be appointed to invest the support payments and apply the income to the support of the children. Child support payments shall be ordered to be paid through the clerk of the district court. A court may order income withholding to guarantee any child support payments. There are official Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines are presumed to be correct unless there is a showing that the amount would be unjust or inappropriate under the particular circumstances in a case. Deviation from the guidelines will be allowed after a consideration of the following factors: (1) the age of the child; (2) the cost of necessary childcare; (3) any special health care or educational needs of the child; (4) the responsibility of either parent for the support of others; (5) the value of services contributed by either parent; (6) any pregnancy expenses; (7) visitation transportation costs; (8) the ability of parents to provide health insurance through employment benefits; (9) the amount of time the child spends with each parent; (10) other necessary expenses for the child’s benefit; (11) the relative net income and financial condition of each parent; (12) whether a parent has violated any terms of the divorce decree; (13) whether either parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed; and (14) any other relevant factors. [Wyoming Statutes Annotated; Title 20, Chapters 20-2-303 to 20-2-308].