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Child Support

Both parents have a legal and moral obligation to financially support their children according to their earning ability. Idaho has adopted Guidelines which are to be used in all cases where separated or divorced parents have minor children, to determine the amount of support to be paid by the parents. In applying the Idaho Child Support Guidelines, many different variables can dramatically affect the amount of child support to be ordered in a given case. Robert Vail has handled hundreds of cases to establish, modify, and enforce child support orders over the past 20+ years. Give Vail Family Law a call to schedule a consultation if you need to have a child support order established, modified, or enforced.

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Robert W. Vail is an attorney and the owner of the law firm Vail Family Law PLLC. His practice focuses on various aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, modification and enforcement of court orders, paternity establishment, and adoption. Rob is also a trained mediator for family law matters and is on the Idaho Supreme Court’s list of approved child custody mediators.

Rob earned a Bachelor's degree in Family Sciences from BYU and his Juris Doctor from J. Reuben Clark Law School. After law school , Rob was employed for three years as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Cathy R. Silak - first at the Idaho Court of Appeals, and then at the Idaho Supreme Court. In 1994, Rob began working for Howell Law Offices,  and in 1997, Rob and Michael B. Howell formed the partnership Howell & Vail, LLP. For over 23 years Rob  has focused his personal practice in the area of family law matters, including more than 20 years as a special deputy attorney for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare handling paternity and child support matters. In addition, Rob also assisted in the firm’s extensive creditor's rights practice. In 2017, Rob  open his own law firm, where he continues to focus his practice on helping people find effective legal solutions in all types of family law matters.


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