Idaho Passes Child Support Measure After All

Vice President Debate by Guest Blogger

You may remember the post we had about the Hague agreement and how Idaho may stop that treaty in its tracks. The agreement was to standardize how child support was handled for people in foreign countries. Critics were afraid that people in foreign countries might override the rights of Idahoans.

After a special legislative session that lasted 11 hours, Idaho passed the resolution to accept the agreement. They were under pressure from the federal government to comply or risk losing funding, which raised the hackles of some lawmakers. However, others stood up and said that after reading the agreement there is nothing there that is worth fighting over. Supporters say that Idaho will be able to reject child support orders from foreign countries that don’t follow due process.

This is an excellent development in the fight for child support. Sometimes people do go to foreign countries to try dodging their responsibilities. This new agreement will give them very few places to hide once it is fully ratified and implemented.

Are you in a child support fight with your ex? Make sure you have the legal help you need. If you live in Washington State, call Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC to learn how we can help you in your battle. Don’t let deadbeats get away with not paying their obligations.


Subscribe to our newsletters

Subscribe to one or more of our newsletters, delivering meaningful insight on topics that matter to you and your family.
ebl home subscribe image


Latest Blog Posts

If you and your partner reside in Washington state and are unmarried, you each might qualify for the legal protections availed to you by law by classifying your relationship as a committed intimate relationship.

One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is to build an estate plan while you are alive and well. Estate planning allows you to formally communicate your wishes so they will not be up for interpretation by…

A co-executor can help facilitate the distribution of assets, minimize conflicts, and provide much-needed support to grieving families.

The law makes it easy for people to get out of bad marriages. Washington, like most states, acknowledges no-fault divorce. This means that if you want a court to dissolve your marriage, all you have to do is file for…

Washington state’s laws on non-marital relationships, including committed intimate relationships (CIRs), can be convoluted, especially in the absence of a cohabitation agreement. Given the ambiguity that exists for unmarried partners in Washington state, thinking about the future and what it could look like is more important than ever. This is especially true in terms of aging, incapacity, and death. Fortunately, you can address each of these issues in a comprehensive estate plan.

Prenups and postnups can strengthen a marriage, given how they require relationship partners to put their cards on the table for each other to see, offering transparency and peace of mind. Despite their similarities, there are a few significant differences between the two.

Child support is one of the most contentious issues in divorce cases where parties have minor children. Even though Washington state law uses the same complex mathematical formula to determine the amount of child support for each child, there is…

Family law and estate planning often intersect. This is particularly true when contemplating divorce, remarriage, or blending families.

At some point during your divorce case, friends and family members whose own marriages ended in divorce probably told you that it gets better, and it does. Of course, from your perspective, getting out of a bad marriage might be…

Co-parenting over a long distance when you are a non-residential parent does not have to equate to sacrificing involvement in your children’s lives. But it likely does mean you will have to make tweaks in your communication and parenting style to accommodate the new living arrangement.