CHILD SUPPORT IN UTAH
Utah follows strict child support guidelines. In divorce and parentage cases involving minor children, child support will be calculated. Who ends up paying depends upon the income of each party, the custodial arrangement, the number of overnights each parent has, and the number of children between the two parents.
Generally, parents may be permitted to deviate from the child support guidelines if the deviation provides for greater actual financial support than calculated by the Utah child support guidelines. However, parents may not deviate from the child support guidelines if the deviation results in less actual financial support to the children.
Parties with minor children will have to provide income verification to the court and a child support worksheet calculating child support.
Once ordered, child support is paid until further order of the court (such as a modification) or until the child reaches age 18 or graduates from high school (or his/her ordinary expected year of graduation), whichever is later.
Child support orders are subject to modification.
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