Iowa Child Support Factors

Either or both parents may be ordered to pay a reasonable and necessary amount of child support. Child support payments may be ordered to be paid directly to the court. Specific Child Support Guideline Charts are available at The amount of child support determined by use of the Guideline Charts is presumed to be correct, but may be adjusted for fairness or special needs of the child. [Iowa Code Annotated; Section 598.21].

Iowa child support is typically calculated by using a Child Support Worksheet. The worksheet will generate an appropriate Iowa child support obligation according to each spouse’s income and other relative numeric factors such as taxes paid and retirement contributions, etc.. Once this amount is determined it is essential to take a look at any appropriate Iowa child support deviation factors that may be applicable to the situation. You can get more information about Iowa child support in the Iowa state statutes located at: